Jessica McAlvany Named UAA Volleyball Co-Player Of The Week

Emory sophomore Jessica McAlvany has been named the University Athletic Association Volleyball Co-Player of the Week following her performance at the Emory Halloween Tournament.  She shares the honor with Trish McCutchan of Case Western.  It marks the second straight week and third time this season that she has earned the award.

The 6-foot-1 McAlvany helped the No. 4-ranked Eagles to a 4-0 record last weekend as the squad captured the Emory Halloween Tournament.  McAlvany played in 10 of the team's 13 sets and paced the team with 50 kills (5.00 kps) while hitting 45.5 percent (50-10-88).  In addition, she notched 13 digs and five block assists as Emory raised its overall record to 30-5.  She blasted away for a match-best 21 terminations, her second-highest effort of the year, and  a 43.2 hitting percentage (21-5-37) in a 3-0 triumph over ODAC regular-season champion Randolph-Macon on Saturday before closing out the Tournament with a match-high 19 kills, a 51.6 attack percentage (19-3-31) and seven digs vs. Birmingham Southern in a 3-1 triumph. 

McAlvany leads the team with a 3.19 kills per set average and has totaled 18 performances of double-figure kills this year.

Emory returns to action on Friday (Nov. 6) when it meets Brandeis in its opening match at the UAA Championships in Chicago.