Mattingly Earns ASUN Player of the Week Honors

Mattingly Earns ASUN Player of the Week Honors

MACON, Ga. – Sophomore Mallory Mattingly was named ASUN Conference Player of the Week after helping Jacksonville University volleyball to an undefeated weekend to stay unbeaten in league play, as announced by the league office Monday.

"I am extremely proud of Mallory for her contributions and efforts on the court for us this weekend. I think she does a little bit of everything for us out there and it's nice to be able to lean on someone like that," said Head Coach Julie Darty.

Mattingly posted her seventh double-double this season with 16 kills and 14 digs to help the Dolphins defeat USC Upstate last Friday in five sets, 3-2. Two days later, Mattingly tallied 11 kills, six digs, and three blocks at NJIT to help Jacksonville take down the Highlanders in straight sets, 3-0.

With four service aces against the Spartans and a career-best six aces at NJIT, Mattingly totaled 10 aces on the weekend to average 1.25 aces per set.

"Mallory was great from the service line this weekend and once she gets in a good rhythm serving, she can let herself have a good time and just let it rip," Darty added.

"The team, as a whole, put forth great effort and execution this weekend in our two road wins and I am very proud of each and every one of them. We are finally in a spot where our offense isn't always about Mal. We don't have to set her 90 times a match this year, and that is a great thing for us."

With 27 kills, 20 digs, 10 aces, and three blocks on the weekend, Mattingly totaled 39.0 of the Dolphins' 131.0 points – or 30 percent – of JU's point total.

It is Mattingly's second ASUN Player of the Week honor, having previously been named Player of the Week last season (Oct. 31, 2016).

Mattingly and the Dolphins return to action Tuesday, Oct. 3 when they welcome Bethune-Cookman to UNF Arena at 7:30 p.m.

"This is a big week for our team coming up with three huge matches," stated Darty. "We are excited to be 'home' and get back to work."