HIGH POINT, N.C. – Emmanuel College middle blocker Julie de Blanck has been named Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for matches played Oct. 15-21, the Conference announced today. This marks the second POTW of the year for both de Blanck and Emmanuel.
De Blanck, a senior from Copenhagen, Denmark, led Emmanuel to a 2-0 record in a pair of Conference Carolinas sweeps last week. She hit .444 and tallied 27 kills for a 4.50 kills per set average to go along with six blocks, five digs, one ace and one assist.
In a 3-0 win over Mount Olive, de Blanck hit .522 and notched 14 kills with four digs, two blocks, one assist and one ace. She would follow that performance up with 13 kills on a .387 hitting percentage with four blocks and one dig in a 3-0 victory over Barton.
De Blanck currently leads Conference Carolinas in hitting percentage (.361), total blocks (79), block assist (65) and blocks per set (.96). She ranks second in kills (284), while ranking third in both kills per set (3.46) and block solo (14).
Also nominated for Women's Volleyball Player of the Week:
JoJo Taylor (Erskine) - 30 kills for 2.50 kills per set average, seven blocks and five in three matches.
Kiara Cannon (Converse) - 34 kills for 2.13 kills per set average, 12 blocks, four digs, two assists and one ace in four matches.
Katie McManaway (North Greenville) - 24 kills for 3.43 kills per set average, 14 digs and two aces in two matches. Posted one double-double.
Cassidy Bonito (Belmont Abbey) - 96 assists for 8.73 assists per set average, 22 digs, 21 kills, seven aces and four blocks in three matches.
Mia Bergan (Limestone) - 115 assists for 8.85 assists per set average, 35 digs, five kills and five aces in three matches. Posted three double-doubles.
Tristyn Lozano (King) - 32 kills for 2.91 kills per set average, 44 digs, eight blocks, seven assists and three aces in three matches. Posted two double-doubles.
2018 Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Aug. 27) – Julie de Blanck (Emmanuel)
Week Two (Sept. 3) – Cassidy Bonito (Belmont Abbey)
Week Three (Sept. 10) – Julie Ward (King)
Week Four (Sept. 17) – Madysen Williams (Limestone)
Week Five (Sept. 24) – Kaytlin Elkins (Barton)
Week Six (Oct. 1) – Kaytlin Elkins (Barton)
Week Seven (Oct. 8) – Olivia Johnson (Southern Wesleyan)
Week Eight (Oct. 15) – Julie Ward (King)
Week Nine (Oct. 22) – Julie de Blanck (Emmanuel)