Oct. 9, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University junior outside hitter Kelly Lamberti was recognized for her outstanding achievements both on the court and in the classroom Wednesday, as the Cary, Ill., native was named the MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Lamberti led Ohio to a 2-0 record against MAC East Division rivals this weekend after posting an impressive 5.0 points/set, 4.1 kills/set and 3.7 digs/set. The Cary, Ill., native also contributed three service aces, five total blocks and hit .286 on the weekend. With her two double-doubles, Lamberti has now notched double-doubles in four of her past five contests.
Lamberti is majoring in integrated mathematics and has put together an impressive 3.782 cumulative GPA during her career in Athens.
Against Miami on Friday, Lamberti dazzled with a match-high 19 kills to go along with 16 digs, two total blocks (one solo) and a service ace while hitting at .308. Her 21.5 points against the RedHawks marked her best output in conference play this season.
In Saturday’s game vs. Bowling Green, Lamberti – the reigning MAC Player of the Year - led Ohio again with 10 kills while adding 10 digs and three total blocks. Her two service aces came on consecutive points in the second set to help Ohio rally from a four-point deficit and ultimately take the frame.
The 18th-ranked Ohio University volleyball team (14-2, 4-0 MAC) returns to the road for two MAC contests this weekend. Ohio plays at East Division rival Kent State (8-9, 2-2) Thursday at 7 p.m. before battling Eastern Michigan (11-8, 1-3) Saturday at 7 p.m. in Ypsilanti, Mich.