MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
Robertson Earns Career-First A-Sun VB Defensive Player of the Week Award
Alyssa Robertson (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)
Alyssa Robertson (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior Alyssa Robertson earned her first career Atlantic Sun Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week award, the conference announced on Monday, Oct. 21.

This past weekend, Robertson averaged 2.12 blocks per set, recorded 17 blocks and three service aces.

“Very deserving award for Alyssa,” said Head Coach Michelle Collier. “She played really hard this weekend and she was a key part of our defense.”

In Jacksonville’s 3-2 thriller over the top A-Sun team East Tennessee State on Friday, Robertson earned a career-high 10 blocks. She recorded a career-high two block solos and matched a career-high eight block assists. This season she has registered 64 block assists, almost equaling her combined efforts from her sophomore (47) and junior (22) seasons. Also on the night, the senior tallied six kills, hit.333 and made two service aces.

In JU’s 3-0 sweep over USC Upstate on Saturday, Robertson added seven block assists, five kills, hit .308 and earned one service ace.

“We have been focusing a lot on the defensive side of our game as a team (serving, blocking, and digging) and Alyssa has made huge improvements on her blocking and has been able to become a strong presence at the net for us.

"I am happy for her, she has played consistent for us this year and she is a big part of our success.”

This is Jacksonville volleyball's third A-Sun weekly award of the season; senior Kendall Courtney was named Player of the Week for Sept. 3 and sophomore Sammie Strausbaugh was named Player of the Week for Sept. 30.