October 12, 2009 - by
Morgan Is AVSR Player Of Week

Oct. 12, 2009




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For her strong play this past weekend, Florida State sophomore volleyball player Rachael Morgan has been Player of the Week by American Volleyball Scouting Report.

 

Morgan, a native of Tauranga, New Zealand, connected for a career-best 16 kills in FSU’s 3-2 win over Duke on Saturday in what was the program’s first win in Durham, N.C. since 1998. The victory also ended the Blue Devils’ 12-match winning streak over Florida State (15-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

 

In that match, she also finished with a career-high 41 total attacks as she registered a .317 hitting percentage. She also had two aces, seven digs and five blocks.

 

Against Wake Forest on Friday, Morgan had eight kills, a .389 hitting percentage, one assist, five digs and two blocks.

 

“Rachael has made incredible improvement over the past year,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “She came in with a ton of potential, but simply needed to catch up to the speed and intensity of the college game. Rachael worked very hard over the spring and summer and her play this season has increased in every part of her game. Only a sophomore, Rachael is getting better and better every week and had an outstanding weekend. 

 

“She was a go-to player for us at times this weekend and came up with some big points.”

 

The AVSR is a recruiting service that works only with international players and helps place them all over the United States.

 

Every Monday of the fall, American Volleyball Scouting Report selects one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by the service and names that student-athlete player of the week for her cumulative performance during the current season.

 

Morgan and her ‘Noles teammates will be in action Friday at 5:30 p.m. as they play at Maryland. FSU then plays at Boston College on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Previous 2009 Players of the Week

 

Week

Name

College

Position

Yr.

Home

#6

Liva Brivule

Kent State University

MB

So.

Latvia

#5

Sabina Piegza

Western Nebraska C.C.

S

So.

Poland

#4

Iva Partaleva

Seminole State College

OH

Fr.

Bulgaria

#3

Zuzana Markova

Kent State University

S/OH

Fr.

Czech Rep.

#2

Dagnija Medina

Univ. of North Florida

MB

Fr.

Latvia

#1

Asia Stawicka

Georgia Tech

MB

So.

Poland

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