Nov 14, 2016
Melbourne, Fla. – Coming off two huge victories this weekend over the top two teams in the conference, Lynn University volleyball seniors Marissa Tandron and Claire Angelich swept the Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week awards, as announced by the league office on Monday. Tandron picks up offensive player of the week honors while Angelich was tabbed for her defensive efforts.
The Fighting Knights posted two important wins at home this weekend, dropping then-first-place Saint Leo, 3-2, on Friday night before dispatching 22nd-ranked Tampa (3-1) on Saturday during Senior Day.
Lynn sweeps both of the league's honors in the same week for the first time since at least 2009 and it is the first weekly honor for the duo in their respective careers.
Tandron distributed a total of 119 assists throughout the weekend to become the first player in the league to break the 1,200 mark for the season, while averaging over 13 per set to help solidify her spot atop the league's setters. The Jacksonville, Fla., native led a balanced attack in both contests as four Fighting Knights produced double-digit kills in each match with a teammate hitting over .480 each time out.
At 13-13 in the fifth set against Saint Leo, Tandron took matters into her own hands for the go-ahead kill before setting up Angelich for the win. She also contributed all over the court on both sides of the ball, finishing the weekend with six kills, a team-high-tying three aces, 21 digs and three blocks.
Angelich shined in the five-set win over Saint Leo, recording 10 blocks and a career-high-tying 18 kills on a .484 attack percentage. There has now been seven occasions in program history where a Fighting Knight recorded 10 or more blocks in a match and Angelich owns three of them. Angelich notched another spot in Lynn history as she secured her second school record so far this year, becoming the program's all-time leader in career blocks in addition to her career solo blocks record.
The Saint Simons Island, Ga. product also led her squad at the front line against Tampa with three more blocks, giving her 13 on the weekend at 1.44 per set.
The Fighting Knights are currently on a four-match winning streak against four teams all in the top half of the league standings. Lynn wraps up the regular season on the road this weekend at Rollins and Embry-Riddle on Friday and Saturday.