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Johnson Named ASUN Player of the Week

September 30, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Amelia Johnson received her first career Player of the Week honor

Amelia Johnson received her first career Player of the Week honor

After a dominant performance during the opening week of ASUN play, Liberty redshirt junior outside hitter Amelia Johnson has been named the ASUN Volleyball Player of the Week, as announced today.

A native of Roseau, Minn., Johnson receives her first ASUN Player of the Week honor. She is the second player in program history to be named ASUN Player of the Week, and first since Casey Goodwin was honored with the award on Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, 2018.

Johnson had a monster week for Liberty, averaging 5.56 kills per set (.343) while adding 2.44 digs and 0.33 blocks per set as Liberty opened ASUN play with three straight sweeps. This is the first time since 2013 that Liberty has posted three straight 3-0 sweeps.   

During Tuesday's 3-0 sweep of defending ASUN champion FGCU, she scored a match-high 15 kills and added 11 digs, two blocks and one ace. She then led all players with 18 kills on Saturday against Jacksonville in addition to posting seven digs and one blocks. It was the second time this year that Johnson has scored 18 kills in a three-set match.

Johnson concluded the weekend with 17 kills on Sunday against North Florida, hitting .500 while adding two aces and four digs. She got off to a great start, with nine first-set kills.

So far this season, Johnson ranks second in the ASUN in both kills per set (4.08) and points per set (4.6).

Liberty (10-5, 3-0 ASUN), currently tied with Kennesaw State atop ASUN standings, will play a pair of conference road matches this weekend. The Lady Flames play at North Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time before competing at Lipscomb at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.