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 during the week of Aug. 24-26, the Conference announced today. The award is the first-ever POTW award for Emmanuel in any sport.
De Blanck, who hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, led the Lions to a 3-1 record at the Coker/FMU Invitational over the weekend. The senior hit .414 and posted 48 kills for a 3.69 kills per set average, while also collecting 14 total blocks, 11 digs and eight service aces.
In the season opener against Virginia Union, de Blanck would tally 14 kills on a .458 hitting percentage with three aces and three blocks to pace the Lions to a 3-0 sweep. Against Winston-Salem State, de Blanck paced the Lions to another sweep with nine kills, six digs, four aces and two blocks. In a 3-1 setback against UIndy, de Blanck produced 15 kills, three blocks and two digs. In the weekend finale against Catawba, de Blanck registered 10 kills, six blocks and one ace in the 3-0 sweep.
de Blanck currently ranks first in Conference Carolinas in total blocks (14), while ranking second in total kills (48), hitting percentage (.414) and service aces (8). She also ranks third in kills per set (3.69) and service aces per set (.62).
Also nominated for Women's Volleyball Player of the Week:
Julie Ward (King) - 42 kills for a 3.82 kills per set average in four matches. Hit .302 and tallied 21 digs.
Sydney Allen (Converse) - 57 digs for a 4.38 digs per set average in four matches
Whitley Kahler (North Greenville) - 55 digs for a 3.93 digs per set average with seven service aces in four matches.
Kaytlin Elkins (Barton) - 68 kills for a 4.86 kills per set average along with 39 digs in four matches. Tallied a pair of double-doubles, and a career-high 30 kills in match vs. Alaska Anchorage.
2018 Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Aug. 27) – Julie de Blanck (Emmanuel)