Sept. 15, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, FL. — For the second straight week, Florida State
volleyball players have been honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
FSU’s Aisha Thornton and Clemson’s Cindy Stern were named ACC Co-Players of
the Week today, while Lady Seminole freshman Kate Hemlepp won her second
straight Rookie of the Week award.
Thornton had an impressive week of action as she finished with a hitting
percentage of .737 over nine games. She tallied 29 kills and only one
error on her 38 attempts and also registered a team-high nine blocks. The
sophomore middle hitter led the Seminoles to a 3-0 record for the week.
Hemlepp finished the week’s play with 20 kills and a .262 hitting
percentage in claiming the league weekly honor. The outside hitter also
tallied five assists, three service aces and 11 digs in the nine games in
which she competed. Florida State is 9-0 on this season, marking the best
start in school history.