Peterson and Sneed Selected as #A10VB Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week
Newport News, Va. -- Dayton sophomore Jamie Peterson and VCU senior Jasmin Sneed were selected as the Atlantic 10 Conference Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the week, respectively, the league announced Monday. George Mason’s Stephanie Der earned Rookie of the Week honors. The awards are for games played Sept. 2-8.
Peterson led the Dayton offense with 4.73 kills per set and 5.47 points per set as the Flyers posted a 3-1 mark this week. In Friday's straight-set win over Northern Illinois, the West Liberty, Ohio, native tallied 14 kills to zero errors in 26 attempts for a blistering .538 hitting percentage to go with eight digs, three assists and two service aces. In Saturday night's 3-2 win over No. 14 Michigan, Peterson collected a career-high 27 kills to go with 10 digs for her first double-double of the season. She also served up a career-high four aces in addition to setting a career-high six assists against the Wolverines.
Sneed averaged 1.75 blocks and 1.44 kills per set while hitting .283 to lead VCU to a 3-1 week that included wins over High Point, Alabama and N.C. State. The middle blocker from San Antonio, Texas, became VCU's all-time leader in kills in the Rams' win over High Point on Sept. 3.
Der was named to the Retriever Challenge All-Tournament Team after totaling 42 digs over three matches, good for 3.50 digs per set and 14 assists, good for 1.17 assists per set. The freshman libero from Chantilly, Va., posted a season-best 21 digs in Mason's five-set win over UMBC. She also tabbed a season-best five service aces against Delaware, adding 13 digs on defense and notched the match-clinching ace, along with eight digs, in Mason's four-set win over Saint Francis (Pa.).