October 18, 2011

Clendenin named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Player of the Week for the second time this season, announced league officials Tuesday.

Clendenin powered the Bobcats to a perfect 3-0 worksheet in conference play last week, averaging 3.64 kills per set while attacking at a .408 clip. The junior outside hitter posted her best performance of the week on Tuesday against King, recording 19 kills and a blistering .654 hitting percentage, while also tallying 10 digs to notch a double-double.

The Statesville, N.C. native followed with 12 kills and 12 digs against Queens on Friday, before posting a match-high nine kills and a .467 hitting percentage at Pfeiffer on Saturday. Clendenin currently ranks second on the team in kills per set (3.22) while attacking at a .277 clip for the season. The Bobcats are currently 18-6 overall and 13-0 in Conference Carolinas play.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Wednesday when the Bobcats host North Greenville University in a conference matchup at 7 p.m. in Williams Gymnasium. The Bobcats will sponsor Dig for the Cure night on Wednesday in honor of former LMC women's volleyball player Meme Brown's battle with ovarian cancer.

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