Wolfpack Volleyball Senior Megan Cyr Named ACC Player of Week
Sept. 24, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State senior setter Megan Cyr and Boston college freshman outside hitter Katty Workman have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Cyr, a native of St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada, won the honor for the first time in her career after leading the Wolfpack on one of the most successful two-week periods in school history, winning eight matches in 15 days.
The Pack capped off the successful run by beating Big Four and ACC foes Wake Forest and Duke at Reynolds Coliseum.
Cyr was particularly effective during the matches against the Demon Deacons and Blue Devils, hitting an outstanding .706 in the two matches. She also led the team in assists (67), had four solo blocks and eight total blocks.
Against Duke – a team the Wolfpack had only won three sets against since its last match victory in 2000 – Cyr had eight kills on 10 attacks with no errors, six digs and five total blocks to end the Blue Devils' 21-match winning streak in the series.
“That might be the best match I’ve ever seen Megan play,” Wolfpack head coach Bryan Bunn said.
The Wolfpack is now 13-1 overall and an undefeated 3-0 in the ACC, with wins over league foes Duke, Wake and North Carolina. It’s the first time in school history the Pack has beaten the other three members of the Big Four in ACC contests in the same season.
The 13-1 record matches the second-best start in school history, along with last year and 1980. The team is creeping up on the all-time best start in school history, 18-1 in 1980. The 3-0 ACC start is the best since the Wolfpack went a perfect 6-0 in the league in 1988.
Workman led Boston College over the weekend with 30 kills and in hitting percentage (.257) in two road matches at Georgia Tech and Clemson. Against the Jackets, the Thousand Oaks, Calif., native led all players with 13 kills. The following day against the Tigers, she bettered her performance with 17 kills on a team-high 3.51 hitting percentage, her 13th match with double-digit kills in her freshman campaign.