TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – Sophomore outside hitter Katie Horton captured the ACC Player of the Week honor after helping the sixth-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team to three wins last week lifting the Seminoles to an overall 11-0 record. The award was announced by the league office on Monday.
“We are still learning a lot about our new additions,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “Katie had a real breakout weekend and she continues to be a welcomed addition as a full-rotation passer.”
Horton tallied 36 kills, while hitting .325 percent averaging to 3.27 kills per set last week. The Westland, Mich. native was also big on defense, 25 digs (2.27 per set) while contributing nine total blocks (0.82 per set).
In the victories at (then No. 21) Texas A&M, Horton came up big in late in sets during Friday’s contest. She contributed 15 kills, hitting .406 percent, adding three block assists and nine digs in the 3-1 win.
On Saturday, Horton turned in her second career double-double, delivering 13 kills and 10 digs in the 3-0 sweep. Complimenting her .400 percent hitting percentage, Florida State’s defense was outstanding, denying the Aggies on a lot of good chances. As a team, FSU heavily outscored the Aggies on defense, passing and scoring, amassing 42 digs, 47 assists and 48 kills opposed to Texas A&M’s 32 digs, 27 assists and 28 kills.
“I’m really proud of all the players and how well they are adjusting,” Poole said. “Katie’s recognition is very well deserved.”
The Seminoles open up conference play in Tully Gym against No. 12 North Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m. The match will be available on ESPN 3. For more on FSU volleyball, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
FSU Remains at No. 6
Florida State remains at No. 6 in the Week Four AVCA Coaches Poll after starting the season off 11-0. It is the best start since the 1997 season, when the Seminoles began 12-0 before losing 3-0 to No. 3 Florida.
In addition to the ranking, redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher tallied 27 digs this weekend, bringing her career total to 1,787. She now needs 73 to break Summer Weissing’s FSU All-Time Career Digs record of 1,859.