GREENSBORO (November 7, 2017) – Two North Carolina A&T volleyball players received Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference volleyball weekly accolades. Senior Samara Brown was named co-player of the week and senior Jasmine Lindor earned defensive specialist of the week as announced by the conference office Monday morning.
The Aggies are on a three-match win streak after defeating conference foes Savannah State (Nov. 3) and South Carolina State (Nov. 4) on the road in straight sets over the weekend.
Brown hit .404 over the weekend and averaged 4.5 kills per set. She had 13 kills and a .385 hitting percentage, to go along with five digs, in the win over SSU before hitting .423 and recording 14 kills in the sweep of SCSU. Brown also had five total blocks in both matches.
Lindor averaged 2.0 blocks per set this past weekend, recording 12 total blocks. She had six total blocks against SSU to go along with an ace and three kills, while her six total blocks against SCSU was complemented by a .429 hitting percentage and four kills.
“We are very excited for both Sam and Jasmine,” said N.C. A&T coach Hal Clifton. “Both young ladies had excellent weekends. Sam was very aggressive from the start. She was seeing the block and the court really well. Jasmine had huge blocking nights. Twelve blocks in two matches is outstanding. She did a great job along the net and really worked hard technically. She has the physicality to be a presence at the net both offensively and defensively.”
Brown earned the Aggies second player of the week honor this season after senior Alyssa Pitt earned the accolade on Aug. 28. Lindor is the first Aggie to earn the defensive specialist honor.
N.C. A&T concludes their regular season with a pair of home matches in Moore Gymnasium, hosting Bethune-Cookman on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., and Florida A&M on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. N.C. A&T still has a shot at capturing at least a share of the MEAC Southern Division regular-season title with a strong finish at home.