Watson Tabbed Offensive Player of the Week

ORLANDO, Fla. – After going undefeated this past weekend with a pair of wins over Cincinnati and East Carolina, Anne-Marie Watson was tabbed as the conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season.

"Anne-Marie has been going out there each week and steadily putting up numbers and those numbers have been getting better," head coach Todd Dagenais said, "She had a couple average matches early and she always finds a way to climb out of them with her blocking, attacking, and the little things that need to be done on the floor.
"She's really been putting together some nice weekends in a row for several weeks. I'm glad that she finally gets her recognition that she deserves. I feel like she's a first-team all-conference player and no worse than Honorable Mention All-American because she's playing like it."

The Offensive Player of the Week award marks Watson's second-career honor and her first of the season.
As the Knights earned two big wins to extend their win streak to nine, Watson was automatic as she posted 29 kills (3.63 per set) and hit an outstanding .522. She also notched 10 total blocks, including two block solos for 1.25 blocks per set. Watson recorded 35 total points (4.38 per set) this weekend.
In the five-set come-from-behind win over Cincinnati, Watson notched 14 kills, hitting .440 and had eight blocks, including one block solo for a total of 18.5 points in the match.
In the sweep over East Carolina, Watson held a 1.000 hitting percentage in the first two sets as she went nine for nine on kills. At the end of the match, she totaled 15 kills with a .619 hitting percentage after only two errors. Watson also had two blocks with one block solo for 16.5 points.

McKenna Melville was also named to the honor roll for the fourth time this season. The senior was a weapon as she posted a double-double in both matches. Melville recorded six total blocks (.75 per set), including two block solos, and led in digs with 29 (3.63 per set). She grabbed 35 kills (4.38 per set) and had three aces and five assists. All in all, she led with 42 total points and 5.25 points per set

UCF is back in The Venue for a four-game home stand beginning with Memphis on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

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