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Monday, November 09, 2009MACON, Ga. – Junior middle hitter Alex Kelly tallied 33 kills, 28 digs and a .510 hitting percentage to lead the Lady Bisons to their 21st consecutive win. For her performance during the week, Kelly claimed the sixth Player of the Week award of her career and third on the season, the conference office announced on Monday.
The Kansas City, Mo. native set a team season-high for hitting percentage with .581 at USC Upstate on Saturday afternoon. Kelly also had a match-high 20 kills, her third time this season to make 20 or more kills and her first time in a three-set match.
The Lady Bisons swept both Austin Peay State, from the Ohio Valley Conference, and USC Upstate, extending their overall win streak to 21 and 18 within Atlantic Sun play. Kelly leads the conference overall in kills and in both hitting percentage and kills in conference play. She also ranks first in A-Sun contests in hitting percentage. Last week, Kelly earned her second Top Performer selection from the Collegiate Volleyball Update for her performance.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.