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Douglas Named Big South Volleyball Player of Week

September 29, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Caroline Douglas was named Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, Monday.

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

Following a week in which she helped the Lady Flames to a pair of big wins at the Vines Center, Liberty redshirt junior outside hitter Caroline Douglas was named Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, for matches from Sept. 22-28.

Douglas earns her first career Big South Player of the Week honor. She was named Big South Freshman of the Week four times during the 2012 season. That season, Douglas went on to become the first volleyball player to be named Big South Player of the Year and Big South Freshman of the Year during the same season. The last Liberty player to be voted Big South Player of the Week was Jade Craycraft, who received the honor on Oct. 7, 2013.

A native of Greenville, N.C., Douglas had a dominant week, averaging 5.33 kills per set as the Lady Flames knocked off tough Commonwealth opponents Virginia and Radford.

Douglas scored a match-high 27 kills in a 3-2 win over Virginia on Tuesday, adding 13 digs and five blocks. It was her fifth double-double in a row, and her five blocks helped the Lady Flames post a season-high 16.5 blocks. Liberty's win over UVa was its first since Nov. 1, 1979. She then led all players with 21 kills during a 3-1 Lady Flames victory over defending Big South champion Radford on Friday. She added nine digs and two blocks, narrowly missing a sixth straight double-double.

For the season, Douglas leads the Big South with 4.12 kills per set. She has posted three straight 20-kill matches, the first Lady Flame to do so since Nicki Scripko in 2009. Douglas is the first Lady Flame since Jennifer Belk in 2004 to post two 25-kill matches during a single season.

Liberty (13-5, 1-0 Big South) heads to North Carolina for its next two matches, beginning with a 7 p.m. match on Friday at Gardner-Webb.  The Lady Flames will then compete at UNC Asheville on Saturday at 2 p.m.