Oct. 17, 2011
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior right-side hitter Rachael Morgan of the Florida State University indoor volleyball team received her fifth career American Volleyball Scouting Report Player of the Week award, announced this morning by the longtime recruiting service.
Morgan came up big for the Seminoles in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Clemson, tying a season high with 11 kills and a .409 hitting percentage to move FSU to 9-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 15-4 overall. She added five blocks, including one solo, as well as five digs in a superb all-around effort.
In FSU’s 3-0 win over Georgia Tech last Friday, Morgan contributed with five kills, six digs and three blocks. For the season, the Tauranga, New Zealand, native is hitting .254 with 120 kills, 63 blocks and 73 digs. She also has 13 service aces.
Morgan last received an AVSR weekly honor following FSU’s second-round finish in last year’s NCAA Championship, when she recorded nine kills, five digs and four blocks against Georgia Southern and 12 kills, four digs and three blocks versus top-ranked Florida. She was awarded by the recruiting service once in her freshman season, twice as a sophomore AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, once as a junior and now once as a senior.
FSU has twice earned an AVSR Player of the Week this season, as senior outside hitter Jekaterina Stepanova was honored on Aug. 29 following a strong three-match performance at the FSU Invitational.