The University of Louisville Volleyball team continues to dominate week-in, week-out as the end of the regular season approaches. All season long, various members of the team have received a handful of different honors, with the latest coming on Tuesday. ACC ‘Player of the Week’ honors were delivered to both Leketor Member-Meneh and Cardinal middle blocker Anna Stevenson. The recognition marks the third time this season that the senior has been named as the conference player of the week.
From the university’s press release:
“GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville senior middle blocker Anna Stevenson and Pitt senior outside hitter Leketor Member-Meneh have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Co-Players of the Week, while Miami freshman outside hitter Peyman Yardimci has been selected as the Freshman of the Week.
Stevenson turned in a stellar week to help the top-ranked Cardinals remain undefeated with a pair of 3-0 sweeps against Notre Dame and Duke. She opened the week with eight kills, eight blocks, four digs and an ace in the victory over the Fighting Irish. The Laurens, South Carolina, native tallied 10 kills on 15 attempts against the Blue Devils to compile a .600 attacking percentage for the match.
She finished the week with 18 kills on 29 attempts, recording a .552 attacking percentage with 11 blocks.
Member-Meneh paced No. 3 Pitt with 3.71 kills and 3.29 digs per set while hitting .400 for the weekend. She helped guide the Panthers to their fifth win against a top-25 opponent this season with a 3-1 win at No. 13 Georgia Tech and Pitt closed out the weekend with a 3-0 win against Clemson. Member-Meneh posted back-to-back double-doubles, contributing 16 kills and 12 digs against the Yellow Jackets. The St. Louis, Missouri native, Member-Meneh tallied 10 kills on 18 attempts without an error to register a .556 attacking percentage.
Yardimci helped lead Miami to a 2-0 weekend with a 3-2 win against rival Florida State and at 3-1 victory against North Carolina. The Hurricanes earned their first win in Tallahassee since 2010 and first in Chapel Hill since 2004. She tallied 16 kills and 11 digs against Florida State and 11 kills and nine blocks against the Tar Heels. She finished the week with 27 kills, 14 digs and 10 blocks.
ACC volleyball action returns Wednesday afternoon with five matches, headlined by an ACC Network doubleheader featuring Wake Forest at Miami at 3 p.m. with No. 1 Louisville at No. 3 Pitt to follow at 5 p.m.
For the third consecutive week, Louisville is the nation’s top-ranked team in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll. The Cardinals own a perfect 25-0 record and are the first ACC team to earn a No. 1 ranking in the history of the conference.”