Michelle Nogueras- Saint Leo University


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Photo courtesy St. Leo athletics.


Michelle Nogueras, a junior setter for then-No. 25 Saint Leo University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II Player of the Week after her solid play last week. She earns the award after helping the Lions to five wins, while scoring two triple-doubles and two double-doubles in four of the matches. In Saint Leo's match against Florida Tech, she had 38 assists, four kills, eight digs, three aces and two blocks in the 3-1 win. Against Montevallo, Nogueras had her first double-double of the week, tallying 25 assists and 14 digs in the 3-1 win. She also had four kills, three aces and two blocks in the match. She followed that up with her second double-double in a 3-0 win over West Georgia, dishing out 24 assists and picking up 10 digs, while adding seven kills, and ace and one block. Against Alabama-Huntsville, Nogueras scored her first triple-double of the week, with 35 assists, 10 kills and 10 digs, while also adding two aces and three blocks. She closed out the week with her second triple-double, distributing 29 assists, while also collecting 12 kills, 11 digs and a block in a win over Valdosta State. For the week, Nogueras averaged 8.88 assists, 2.18 kills, and 3.12 digs per set. Nogueras is the first athlete from Saint Leo to earn Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week honors. The Lions are coached by Sam Cibrone.


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