News Release: Student Life

Sep. 11,  2008

Alysse Meyer Named Division III Volleyball National Player of the Week

From Emory Athletics

Emory University junior outside Alysse Meyer (Stockton, CA) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Week following her performance at the Emory Classic last weekend.

The 6-foot Meyer earned the prestigious honor after an MVP performance that saw her spark the Eagles to a championship effort with a 4-0 record.  She played in all 15 of the team’s games over the four matches and came up with a team-leading 71 kills (4.73 kpg), hit 42.2 percent (71-11—142), doled out 10 service aces and averaged 1.73 digs per game. 

In the Eagles’ opening match of the Classic against No. 18 Haverford, she pounded out a career-high 30 kills, tying the second-highest match total in school history, and hit a blistering 56.2 percent (30-3—48) while also registering nine digs and five aces in the four-game win.  She followed that up with a 16-kill, nine-dig evening against Southwestern in a thrilling five-game, come-from-behind victory over Southwestern.

She continued her torrid pace on the final day, hitting 68.4 percent with 13 kills in 19 attempts with zero errors in the Eagles’ 3-0 decision over Mount Union before closing out the weekend with three aces, while registering a 57.9 attack percentage on the strength of  12 terminations in 19 attempts with one error in a sweep against Carleton.

Meyer’s selection represents the fifth time that an Emory player has earned the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week Award. She joins Liana Roman (Oct. 14, 1996), Jennifer Naeger (Oct. 26, 1998), Lulu Sewell (Sept. 9, 2002) and Courtney Rose (Oct. 25, 2004) as Emory players to have been tabbed for the honor.

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