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Douglas Named Big South Freshman of Week
Liberty redshirt freshman outside hitter Caroline Douglas was named Big South Volleyball Freshman of the Week, as announced Monday. Douglas led the Lady Flames to a 2-1 record at the North Carolina Central Tournament, Aug. 24-25, earning all-tournament distinction at the invitational.
A native of Greenville, N.C., Douglas is the first Liberty volleyball player to be named Big South Freshman of the Week during the first week of the season since Jade Craycraft garnered the award on Aug. 30, 2010.
Douglas paced the Lady Flames with 3.64 kills per set and a .515 attack percentage over three matches played in Durham, N.C. During her first career match, she tallied 19 kills at a .548 pace in a 3-2 setback to UNCG. Her kills and attack percentage against UNCG were the highest by any Lady Flame during a season opener in the program's rally-scoring era.
Following a five-kill match in a sweep of N.C. Central, Douglas closed out the weekend by posting 16 kills against Elon, hitting .538 and recording three blocks against the Phoenix. The Elon match featured a remarkable 9-for-9 hitting line for Douglas during the third set.
The Lady Flames (2-1) host Commonwealth opponent William & Mary at the Vines Center tomorrow night at 6 p.m., as Liberty looks for its fourth straight home-opening win.