Women's Volleyball |
Aug. 27, 2007
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Jessie Nevitt (Kennesaw, GA/Kennesaw Mountain) has gotten her junior season at the University of Cincinnati off to a fine start as she has been named the first BIG EAST Volleyball Player of the Week for the 2007 season. The award comes on the heels of Nevitt being tabbed the State Farm Bearcats Invitational Most Valuable Player over the weekend.
Nevitt was in fine form during the tournament, averaging 4.50 kills and 1.90 blocks per game, while hitting .327. In each of the three matches, all UC wins, Nevitt finished with at least 14 kills and six blocks. She had her best offensive game against Maryland, finishing with 18 kills on .324 hitting and her top defensive performance with seven blocks vs. Southern Miss.
This is the third time in her career Nevitt has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week after winning the award twice as a sophomore. In addition, Nevitt was a five-time recipient of the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week award in 2005.
In addition to Nevitt's award, freshman setter Annie Fesl (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hersey) earned a berth on the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll. In her first weekend of collegiate competition, Fesl averaged 15.50 assists per game, while tacking on 2.50 digs. In her first UC match vs. Southern Miss, Fesl missed tying the three-game match assists mark by only three, finishing with 55 helpers.
The Bearcats return to action tomorrow night, opening a six-match road swing at Morehead State. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.