Mattingly Earns ASUN Player & Freshman of the Week Honors

Mattingly Earns ASUN Player & Freshman of the Week Honors

MACON, Ga. – After collecting 35 kills and 35 digs over the weekend, Mallory Mattingly has been dubbed Player & Freshman of the Week by the ASUN Conference, as announced by the league office on Monday. She is the first freshman to be named volleyball Player of the Week this season.

"I'm so proud of Mallory. She has been working super hard in practice and to see all that extra work translate to her play in game is great. Everyone knows she carries a big load for us and to see a freshmen handle the pressure with the poise and grace she does is pretty special. I hope she continues to elevate her play as we try to secure our post season fate. This is a big home weekend for us and we need big numbers from her again," stated Head Coach Julie Darty. 

Against Stetson the freshman from Sanford, Fla., set new career highs of 21 kills and 24 digs. She also had a career-best three blocks, and hit two service aces. Mattingly's kills and digs were both a match-high, securing a Dolphin comeback win in five sets.

Mattingly followed up that double-double performance with another double-double on Saturday against FGCU. She had 14 kills and 11 digs against the Eagles, again leading the team in kills. Mattingly totaled 40 points scored in eight sets, averaging five points, 4.38 kills, and 4.38 digs per set.

This is the first ASUN Player of the Week and second ASUN Freshman of the Week awards in Mattingly's career.

The Dolphins return to action Friday when they host USC Upstate, and close out the home portion of their schedule Saturday against NJIT.

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

Oct. 24

Katarina Raicevic, North Florida;
Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb

Ashley Laborde, North Florida

Gabby O'Connell, North Florida

Oct. 31

Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb

Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville

 

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.