MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
Brooke Singleton named A-Sun “Player of the Week”
Senior outside hitter Brooke Singleton was a major factor in extending JU’s winning streak to a record 12 straight matches and was awarded her first Atlantic Sun Conference “Player of the Week” honor for her efforts in a 3-0 week on the road.
She joins senior libero Shelley Walroth (Sept. 9) in receiving the weekly honor this year and the duo is the first multi-award winners for JU since outside hitter Radka Dimitrova earned the accolade in consecutive weeks during the 2002 season.
“It’s nice to see Brooke get recognized because she does so many things that go unnoticed,” said JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg. “She does quiet things on the court and in the locker room that are so important to our success. It was a great weekend for her and I hope she continues to improve as the season progresses.”
In three matches, which included a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at FGCU, Singleton led the squad with 54 kills and 4.15 kills per set while also tallying two double-doubles, 35 digs, 2.69 digs per set, a .277 hitting percentage, five blocks and four aces.
At UNF, she helped the squad escape match point and pull out a 3-2 win with 16 kills and 13 digs while hitting .277. In a 3-0 win at Stetson, Singleton made quick work of the Hatters by tallying 13 kills, six digs, three aces and two blocks. In the showdown for second place against the Eagles, she posted the best game of her career to lead a three-set rally with a career-high 25 kills, a .311 hitting percentage, 16 digs and three blocks.
Singleton is completing her second and final season with the program after playing three years of basketball at Illinois State. JU ends its four-match road trip against USC Upstate on Saturday at 3 p.m..