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Latchford Named Big South Defensive Player of Week

November 16, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Margaret Latchford received Big South Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

Margaret Latchford received Big South Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

Following the final weekend of the regular season, Liberty freshman libero Margaret Latchford was named Big South Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week.

Latchford received the award for the second time this season, also being honored on Oct. 5. She is the first Lady Flames freshman to be named Big South Defensive Player of the Week in the award's history, which started in 2008. The freshman joins Caroline Douglas (Player of the Week, Oct. 27) as weekly honorees for the Lady Flame this season.

A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Latchford led the Lady Flames' back row last weekend at UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb. During the weekend, she averaged 4.38 digs per set, helping the Lady Flames average 19.5 digs per set as a team.

After collecting 10 digs on Friday at UNC Asheville, Latchford totaled a match-high 25 digs in a 3-1 win at Gardner-Webb on Saturday. She helped the Lady Flames hold Gardner-Webb to a .178 hitting percentage while outdigging the Runnin' Bulldogs, 81-59.

For the season, Latchford is ranked fifth in the Big South with 4.67 digs per set overall and third in digs per set in conference play. She posted eight 20-dig matches in conference play, including three 30-dig contests.

Liberty (14-13, 9-5 Big South) enters the 2015 Big South Volleyball Championship as the No. 3 seed. The Lady Flames will take on sixth-seeded Radford (13-14, 6-8) in the first round, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at High Point's Millis Center.