Women's Volleyball

Clendenin nets Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

Clendenin nets 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 first time in her career, announced league officials Tuesday.

Clendenin paced the Bobcats to a 2-2 record at the Tusculum College Fall Classic this past weekend, averaging 3.65 kills per set while posting at least 14 kills in each match. The junior outside hitter opened the two-day slate with a 15-kill performance in a 3-1 win against Montevallo, and followed that with a 17-kill, seven-dig showing in the Bobcats' four-set victory over Lenoir-Rhyne.

She continued her strong weekend play with a double-double against Francis Marion on Saturday morning, posting 14 kills and 10 digs. Clendenin then closed out the weekend with 16 kills and one error against Tusculum for a .341 hitting percentage. For the season, Clendenin is leading the team in kills per set (3.34) and hitting percentage (.247).

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Tuesday, opening its conference schedule against Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

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