Volleyball's Wilson Named ACC Player of Week
Oct. 15, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State sophomore middle blocker Alesha Wilson and Boston College freshman outside hitter Katty Workman have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Wilson, a sophomore who has worked her way into the starting lineup after beginning the season as a reserve, led the Wolfpack to two wins over the weekend as NC State improved to 17-3 and 7-2 in conference play.
In a 3-1 victory at Virginia Tech on Friday night, she posted her first career double-double with 19 kills and 11 total blocks on her way to 25 points. The native of Keller, Texas., was equally effective against Virginia the following night, posting 13 kills, nine blocks, and 18.5 points as NC State won 3-1 after dropping the first set.
On the weekend, she had 32 kills with only nine errors on 56 attacks for a .411 hitting percentage. She had three solo blocks and 17 assisted blocks.
Wilson appeared in only three matches as a freshman, playing in five sets. She saw limited action in nine of the Wolfpack's first 14 contests before taking over a starting position against Georgia Tech. Since then, she has averaged 11.5 kills and 4.8 blocks per match and owns a .408 hitting percentage.
Workman posted 4.38 kills and 3.50 digs per set in two matches against the top two teams in the ACC standings, No. 12 Florida State and Miami. In the loss to the Seminoles, she led all players with 17 kills and had nine digs. Against the Hurricanes, the Thousand Oaks, Calif., native posted her ninth double-double of the season on 18 kills and a career-high 19 digs. This is the third Freshman of the Week honor for Workman who previously was recognized on Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.