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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Junior setter Caitlin Dotson was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week for volleyball announced by the TWSA Tuesday and she helped lead the Lipscomb Lady Bisons to a pair of wins and a 7-0 start in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Dotson was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on Monday. That was the third week in a row, and four of the last five, that a Lipscomb player has won the A-Sun Player of the Week award.
Dotson is the second Lady Bisons this season to win the TWSA volleyball player this season. Sophomore Lauren Ford won the award Sept. 11.
The Louisville, Ky., native had a double-double in a 3-0 win on the road against USC Upstate with 42 assists and 12 digs. This was her seventh double-double of the season and the 20th of her career.
Dotson just missed a double-double in a 3-1 win on the road against ETSU on Saturday with 53 assists, nine digs and a career-high six kills. This was her 11th match of the season with at least 40 assists.
Dotson had 95 assists in two matches and an impressive 13.57 assists per set, including a 14.00 assists per set against USC Upstate on Friday night.
Dotson leads the A-Sun with 12.26 assists per set in conference play and is second in the A-Sun with 11.46 assists per set overall. She is ranked 16th in the NCAA. Dotson has helped the Lady Bisons to a .258 hitting percentage in conference play, which is tied for first place in the A-Sun.
This is Dotson’s first career TWSA Player of the Week honor. It was also her first career A-Sun Player of the Week. LU is the only A-Sun team to have multiple volleyball Players of the Week this season (Ford-Sept. 10, Kaycee Green-Sept. 24 and Oct. 1).
The Lady Bisons (10-8, 7-0) return home against Florida Gulf Coast (11-7, 7-0) Friday night at 6:30 for a showdown of the undefeated in the A-Sun. LU finishes the weekend against Stetson (4-20, 0-7) Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association is a collection of media members around the state of Tennessee.