Erhahon, Baldwin, Welch Earn A-10 Volleyball Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Dayton senior Amber Erhahon was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, while VCU junior Tori Baldwin was named Defensive Player of the Week. George Washington freshman Sydney Welch was named the league’s Rookie of the Week. All awards were for matches played Oct. 23-29.
Erhahon averaged 3.75 kills per set while hitting at .578 over a 1-1 week for Dayton. In Friday's straight-set win at Davidson, the middle blocker from Albany, Calif., recorded a match-high 14 kills to one error in 16 attempts for an .812 hitting percentage, her third match this season above .800. In Sunday's five-set thriller at VCU, Erhahon again led the Flyer attack with 16 kills to go with seven blocks, five digs and two assists. For the week, she averaged 1.00 blocks per set and posted a .962 serve percentage with only one error in 26 attempts.
Baldwin averaged 2.38 blocks per set as VCU recorded wins over Dayton and Saint Louis. In VCU’s straight-set victory over Saint Louis, the middle blocker from Liberty, N.C., had nine blocks to go along with seven kills. Against Dayton, Baldwin recorded 10 blocks to lead the Rams past the Flyers in five sets, and snap the Flyers’ 45 match unbeaten streak in league play.
Welch put forth a record-setting defensive effort for GW over the weekend in wins against Duquesne and La Salle. The libero from Louisville, Ky., set a new single-match school record for digs in a four-set contest with 34 against Duquesne. She followed with 16 digs against La Salle to finish with an average of 6.25 digs per set for the weekend.