Week #2 Winner
Texas State University
Head Coach - Karen Chisum
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week has been awarded to the Texas State University volleyball team. The Bobcats earned the honor after beating the other three semifinalists - Christopher Newport University, Eastern Michigan University and Lakeland High School - during a week-long voting period.
The award-winning play came during Texas State's home match against Sun Belt Conference foe University of North Texas on September 10. The 24-second play is highlighted by all of the Bobcats' endless efforts to overcome the Mean Green's offense. After a powerful block on Texas State's serve receive play, the Bobcats' defense dove to save the rejection, while Melinda Cave fell across the score table to put the ball back on the court. The ball was sent back to North Texas with a free ball by middle blocker Ashlee Hilbun. The Mean Green then set up their attack, only to be stuffed by Hilbun and outside hitter Preslie Alexander, winning the Bobcats the point. Texas State went on to win the match 3-1, which led them to the CenturyLink Premier championship game.
The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, will now join the other weeks' finalists in becoming eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, to be announced at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Friday, Dec. 17, at the AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
About Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week
For the second season in 2010, AVCA member schools will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) plays per week to be voted on by coaches, players, fans and the general public for the chance to be named Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week. Deadline for video submission will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am (ET) for plays from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). The submitted plays for each week will be narrowed down to five, and those five will be posted to the AVCA Web site on Thursday to be voted on. Voting will take place on the AVCA Web site and will run through the following Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week will then be announced via press release the following day. For more information on the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week, visit the AVCA Web Site.
About Volleyball Market
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