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Douglas Named Big South Player of Week

October 27, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Caroline Douglas was named Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, Tuesday.

Caroline Douglas was named Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, Tuesday.

Liberty redshirt senior Caroline Douglas has been named Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, after helping lead Liberty to a pair of road wins last week.

Douglas earns her third career Big South Player of the Week honor, after receiving the award twice during the 2014 season. She is the first Lady Flame to be named Big South Player of the Week since Jade Vorster on Oct. 28, 2014. Douglas joins teammate Margaret Latchford as conference honorees this season, as Latchford was named Big South Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 5.

A native of Greenville, N.C., Douglas had a huge weekend for the Lady Flames, helping Liberty to a 2-0 record with road wins at Presbyterian and Winthrop. Douglas averaged 4.88 kills per set on the week, hitting .395. She passed both Lillie Happel (2010-13) and Nicki Scripko (2007-09) on Friday night, and currently sits ninth in program history with 1,263 career kills.

On Friday at Presbyterian, Douglas tied her season high with 20 kills, hitting .459 as Liberty swept the Blue Hose. Her 20 kills were the most by a Big South player in a three-set conference match so far this year. Douglas then tied a match high with 19 kills the following day, hitting .341 while adding two solo blocks in a 3-2 win at Winthrop.

She is ranked third in the Big South with 3.59 kills per set in conference play, and fourth overall with 3.22 kills per set.

Liberty (12-10, 7-2 Big South), winner of eight out of its last 10 matches, returns home for its next three matches. The Lady Flames host defending Big South regular-season champion Radford (10-12, 3-6) on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Vines Center.