Appalachian State University volleyball earned Sun Belt honors in its first week of action as Emily Corrigan was named the conference Offensive Player of the Week and Paige Brown was named the Setter of the Week.
Both players had important roles in Appalachian's undefeated weekend after the Mountaineers won the Appalachian Invitational with victories over Cleveland State, Tennessee Tech and Tennesse, all in just three sets.
Corrigan was named the MVP of the tournament, averaging 4.89 kills per set for the most in the Sun Belt. The junior from Johns Creek, Ga. also tallied 44 kills in just nine sets over the weekend. Corrigan maintained a .343 hitting percentage over the three matches, while also recording 2.33 digs per set. Corrigan notched a match-high 15 kills against Cleveland State, a team-high 13 kills against Tennessee Tech and a match-high 16 kills in the win over Tennessee.
Brown led the Mountaineers to three victories over the weekend as she averaged 12.78 assists per set, the most of any Sun Belt player. The sophomore recorded a total of 115 assists over nine sets while also adding three kills, a service ace and a block assist in the win over SEC opponent Tennessee. Brown, from Overland Park, Kan., was named to the all-tournament team.
Brown tallied match-high assists in each victory, including 39 against Cleveland State, 37 against Tennessee Tech and 39 against Tennessee. The Mountaineers return to action tomorrow when they take on Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C. at 7 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Emily Corrigan, Paige Brown, App State Athletics