TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey continues to leave her mark in the Florida State history books, as she earned her third ACC Player of the Week honor this week, the league announced on Monday.
Caffrey’s stellar weekend helped the Seminoles take down both Notre Dame and No. 24 Louisville on the road. Sunday’s win over the Cardinals marked FSU’s first ranked win since 2016. In all six of the sets that the Seminoles won over the weekend, each one was finished with a kill from Caffrey.
The Chuluota, Fla. native saw 52 kills on 105 attacks in only eight sets over the weekend, finishing with a .410 hitting percentage and 6.50 kills per set. Caffrey also added on a service ace, 15 digs, and four blocks (one solo) to round out her performance.
Against Notre Dame, she led both teams in kills (24) and hitting percentage (.367). Her 24 kills and 24 points were both the most an FSU player had earned in a four-set match this season, before she turned around to beat both of those records on Sunday.
Against Louisville, Caffrey saw 28 kills, which marked a new season-high for both her and the team. It was the most any ACC player has seen in a four-set match this season, and is tied for the second-most an ACC player has seen in any match so far. Her 30 points now set the record for the most earned by a Seminole this season.
Florida State held the Cardinals to just 16 points in the second set, the fewest Louisville has been held to in a 25-point set in any ACC match this season. In that set, Caffrey saw six kills on 10 attacks with no errors (.600), and added on 3 digs and a solo block.
Caffrey is the only Seminole who has seen 20 or more kills in a match this season, and she has now done it four times. Caffrey also becomes one of only three Seminoles who have received three or more weekly conference honors in a season (Nicole Walch, 2014 & 2015, and Sareea Freeman, 2012).
2018 ACC Volleyball Players of the Week
Aug 27 – Kayla Lund, RS, Pitt
Sept. 3 – Andie Shelton, S/RS, Duke
Sept. 10 – Kayla Lund, OH, Pitt
Sept. 17 – Kodie Comby, Jr., MB, Georgia Tech
Sept. 24 – Payton Caffrey, Jr., OH, Florida State
Oct. 1 – Charley Niego, Fr., OH, Notre Dame
Oct. 8 – Nika Markovic, Jr., RS, Pitt
Oct. 15 – Payton Caffrey, Jr., OH, Florida State
Oct. 22 – Stephanie Williams, Jr., OH, Pitt | Jalissa Trotter, Sr., S, Syracuse
Oct. 29 – Leah Meyer, Jr., MB, Duke
Nov. 5 – Payton Caffrey, Jr., OH, Florida State
2018 ACC Volleyball Freshmen of the Week
Aug 27 – Mikaila Dowd, OH, Georgia Tech | Zoe Nunez, S, Notre Dame
Sept. 3 – Solei Thomas, OH/RS, Clemson | Mariana Brambilla, OH, Georgia Tech
Sept. 10 – Solei Thomas, OH/RS, Clemson
Sept. 17 – Mariana Brambilla, OH, Georgia Tech
Sept. 24 – Polina Shemanova, OH, Syracuse
Oct. 1 – Charley Niego, OH, Notre Dame
Oct. 8 – Emily Scott, MB, Louisville
Oct. 15 – Polina Shemanova, OH, Syracuse
Oct. 22 – Gabby Easton, S, Clemson
Oct. 29 – Gabby Easton, S, Clemson
Nov. 5 – Claire Chaussee, OH, Louisville
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