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McQuitery Named Big South Freshman of the Week
Following a week in which she set a career high in kills, Liberty middle blocker Nzea McQuitery was named Big South Volleyball Freshman of the Week, for matches played from Nov. 4-9.
McQuitery is the first Liberty player to earn Big South Freshman of the Week honors so far this season. Prior to today, the last Lady Flame to be named Freshman of the Week by the conference was Caroline Douglas, on Nov. 12, 2012.
Hailing from Raleigh, N.C., McQuitery had a strong week at the net, hitting .368 while averaging 2.38 kills per set and adding 0.62 blocks per set. For the season, she ranks eighth in the Big South with a .288 hitting percentage during conference matches.
McQuitery set a new career high with 13 kills at a .360 pace in a 3-2 setback to High Point on Friday, in addition to totaling three blocks. The freshman eclipsed her previous career high of 12 kills, set Oct. 18 against Charleston Southern. She assisted on the set-clinching block during set two, and scored a kill for the final point in set four.
McQuitery then contributed six kills (.385) and posted two solo blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Campbell, Saturday. She helped Liberty outhit Campbell, .284 to -.023, on the afternoon.
The Lady Flames (8-17, 7-5 Big South) close out the regular season on the road this weekend. Liberty will compete at UNC Asheville on Friday at 7 p.m., before facing Gardner-Webb at 4 p.m., Saturday in Boiling Springs, N.C.