Swan Snags Back-to-Back ASUN Awards

Swan Snags Back-to-Back ASUN Awards

MACON, Ga. – For the second time in two weeks Mackenzie Swan has been named the ASUN Conference's Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday. This is the second such honor in Swan's career, and only the second time in ASUN history that a player has earned the award in consecutive weeks.

"[Mackenzie] has been working super hard on improving as much as she can. We have really seen improvement in her game during practice and training so it's nice to see it translate over to game situations. Kenzie is an anchor for us – she leads us vocally and with her play on the court. We hope that she continues to work hard and keep getting better. She is a fun player to watch because you can see her leave everything she has out on the floor," stated Head Coach Julie Darty. 

Swan extended her streak consecutive games of double-digit digs to 19 over the weekend. The junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., dug 38 balls total in two matches, averaging 5.43 digs per set. She had 15 digs against FGCU, and followed that up with 23 digs in Jacksonville's win at Stetson. Swan also had three aces, two assists, and a kill against the Hatters.

The Dolphins return to action Tuesday at Bethune-Cookman and then wrap up their six-game road trip on Friday at cross-town rival North Florida.

Date

ASUN Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

Freshman of the Week

Aug. 29

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb

Katarina Morton, Kennesaw State

Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville

Sept. 6

Maggie Rick, FGCU

Brittany Thomas, Lipscomb

Gabby O'Connell, North Florida

Sept. 12

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb

Morgan Van Alstine, North Florida

Daniele Serrano, FGCU

Sept. 19

Amanda Carroll, FGCU

Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State

Montana Swanson, USC Upstate

Sept. 26

Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State

Morgan Van Alstine, North Florida

Gabby O'Connell, North Florida

Oct. 3

Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State

Madison Haake, USC Upstate

Maddie Phillips, Lipscomb

Oct. 10

Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State

Mackenzie Swan, Jacksonville

Gabby O'Connell, North Florida

Oct. 17

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb

Mackenzie Swan, Jacksonville

Daniele Serrano, FGCU

The ASUN Conference is a NCAA Division I league with eight member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the ASUN footprint reaches into seven of the top 50 media markets in the nation. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.