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Davis, Deatsch, Betlach Earn Volleyball Honors PDF Print
Written by Chandler Carver   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:25

College of Charleston’s Taeler Davis, Elon’s Ali Deatsch, and UNCG’s Lauren Betlach have been named the SoCon Offensive, Defensive and Freshman Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively, for October 1.  The selections are

made by the conference office.   Davis, a junior setter, was named Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 3-0 week in conference play. The Phelan, Calif. native averaged nearly 12 assists per set for CofC, as they swept The Citadel, Georgia Southern, and Davidson last week. Davis amassed 107 assists, 18 digs, eight total blocks, five kills and one service ace in three matches. Deatsch, a senior libero, recorded a total of 52 digs in seven sets last week for the Phoenix to average 7.43 digs per set.
In the team’s sweep of Western Carolina, Deatsch finished with 23 digs to average 7.66 digs per set. Against Appalachian State, the senior tallied 29 digs for 7.25 digs per set. The Elmhurst, Ill., native also finished the week with seven assists.  UNCG’s Lauren Betlach was named the SoCon Freshman of the Week, her first such honor of the season. The outside hitter from Phoenix, Ariz. averaged 3.43 kills and 2.57 digs per set over the weekend. Betlach tallied her second double-double of the season at Western Carolina with a team-high 11 kills and a career-high 16 digs. She also posted 13 kills at Appalachian State as one of four Spartans in double figures. 
Nominated for Offensive Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Jessica Eley, The Citadel’s Jessica Maxwell, Davidson’s Tindall Sewell, Elon’s Celia Rose Eddy, Furman’s Chandler Ambrester, UNCG’s Karrian Chambers, Samford’s Michaela Reesor, Wofford’s Tara Gough, and Western Carolina’s Caitlin Piechota. Nominated for Defensive Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Dalton Tolliver, College of Charleston’s Kerstin Koehler, The Citadel’s Lauren Hurt, Davidson’s Molly Crenshaw, Furman’s Caroline Adams, UNCG’s Kellie Orewiler, Samford’s Alexis Bauer, Chattanooga’s Paula Passmore, Wofford’s Tara Gough, and Western Carolina’s Morgan Cochran  Nominated for Freshman of the Week were Appalachian State’s Emily Corrigan, College of Charleston’s Melissa Morello, The Citadel’s Mikaela Tracy, Elon’s Catherine Head, Furman’s Jo Wilks, Chattanooga’s Lauren Gainer, Wofford’s Jessica Graham, and Western Carolina’s Tina Nazario. 


2012 Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Darcy Dorton, College of Charleston
Week 2 – Kris Harris, Elon
Week 3 – Natalie Braun, Furman
Week 4 – Lauren Hutchinson, Samford
Week 5 – Lauren Hutchinson, Samford
Week 6 – Taeler Davis, College of Charleston


2012 Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Paula Passmore, Chattanooga
Week 2 – Alexandra Beecher, Georgia Southern
Week 3 – Alexis Bauer, Samford
Week 4 – Emily Shelton, College of Charleston
Week 5 – Paula Passmore, Chattanooga
Week 6 – Ali Deatsch, Elon


2012 Volleyball Freshmen of the Week
Week 1 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 2 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 3 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 4 – Alexandra Beecher, Georgia Southern
Week 5 – Melissa Morello, College of Charleston
Week 6 – Lauren Betlach, UNCG 

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