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Douglas Named Big South Freshman of the Week
Following a standout week that included three 17-kill matches, Liberty redshirt freshman Caroline Douglas has been named Big South Freshman of the Week, announced Monday.
Douglas, a native of Greenville, N.C., earns her second conference Freshman of the Week honor, as she was also honored on Aug. 27 following her first week of collegiate competition.
This past week, Douglas led the Lady Flames to a 2-1 week, posting 17 kills each in 3-0 sweeps of James Madison and Gardner-Webb, along with a 3-2 setback at UNC Asheville. On Tuesday against James Madison, she totaled 10 kills during the opening set. She followed by hitting .571 at Gardner-Webb, helping the Lady Flames hit .376 as a team.
Douglas, who has reached double-figures in kills during each of the last eight matches, is the first Lady Flame since Karyl Bacon in 2010 with three straight 15+ kill matches. She has hit .500 or better during three matches so far this season, the most .500-hitting matches for a Lady Flame since Chelaine McCarty had three in 2009.
The Lady Flames (12-5, 2-1) conclude their non-conference schedule on Wednesday, traveling to Richmond, Va., to face VCU of the Atlantic 10 Conference at 7 p.m. Liberty will then host a pair of Big South matches, Friday at 7 p.m. against Campbell and versus High Point, Saturday at 1 p.m.