Sept. 4, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Serena Warner and Kelly Lamberti were named the MAC Volleyball East Division Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week by the league offices today. Warner was named to the Baymont Invitational all-tournament team and Lamberti leads the Bobcats in kills and points.
This is the first MAC Weekly Award for Warner after the sophomore recorded 17 kills, hit .400 and led the squad with 15 blocks this past weekend. She notched a match-high six blocks against both the nationally-ranked Ducks and Wildcats. She also racked up eight kills while hitting over .700 in the win against WCU.
Lamberti led Ohio in kills this weekend against two nationally-ranked foes. She notched a double-double with a match-best 18 kills and 11 digs against the Wildcats on Friday and then led the Bobcats with 19 kills while hitting .341 against the Ducks. She also notched seven kills, seven digs and five blocks in the win over WCU. This is her second MAC Weekly Award.
Ohio earned its first win of the season this past weekend and now stands at 1-5. All five of the Bobcat losses this season have come to teams ranked in the AVCA Top 20 (No. 10 Dayton, No. 12 Pepperdine, No. 13 Oregon, No. 19 Kentucky and No. 20 Illinois).
This weekend Ohio hosts the Bobcat Volleyball Invitational with matches starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and running through 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Green & White play Niagara at noon on Friday, followed by a match with Belmont at 7 p.m. The tournament closes against former assistant Kyle Weindel’s Montana State club on Saturday.