Flagler's Snipes Named National Volleyball Player of the Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. − Flagler College senior setter Olivia Snipes was selected as the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) Division II National Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 2, in a release Tuesday afternoon.
Snipes is the first Flagler player to be selected as the AVCA
National Player of the Week in the program’s history and is
the first Peach Belt Conference player to be selected since Lander
University’s Melissa McCracken received the honor Oct. 27,
Snipes earned her second PBC Specialist of the Week honor after having played a pivotal role in Flagler’s two conference matches victories last week, averaging 14.25 assists per set with 2.12 digs. She began with 52 assists, six digs and a block against Francis Marion then cracked the 60-assist mark for the second time this season with 62 in a four-set win over UNC Pembroke. She added 11 digs and two blocks in that contest and now leads the most efficient offense in the PBC as Flagler leads the conference with a .264 hitting percentage and 14.43 kills per set. Snipes leads the PBC in assists per set with 12.00 and is ranked in fifth nationally. The Saints are third in the country in assists, averaging 13.82 per set.
Flagler (12-4 overall, 4-0 PBC) visits No. 17 Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday (Oct. 5) and will continue on the road at USC Aiken on Friday and Lander University on Saturday.