Emory Report
September 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 4



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15, 2008
Eagle’s Meyer spikes her way to prestigious volleyball honor

By John Farina

Alysse Meyer was named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Week following her performances at the Emory Classic Sept. 5-6. She is just the fifth player in Emory volleyball history to have earned that award.

The junior earned the prestigious honor after an MVP performance that saw her spark the Eagles to a championship effort with a 4-0 record. The 6-foot outside hitter 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) and hit 42.2 percent (71-11—142). She paced the team in kills in three of the four matches including a 30-kills performance against No. 18 Haverford College, tying the second-highest match total in school history and tying for the top spot for a four-game match.

In addition to her offensive contributions, Meyer recorded a total of 26 digs, nine in matches against Haverford and Southwestern University, and 10 service aces.

“Alysse has done an amazing job for us in every facet of the game, and I couldn’t be more excited for her because she’s worked so hard,” says head coach Jenny McDowell.