Melville Named AAC Offensive Player of the Week

ORLANDO – After a historic opening weekend, McKenna Melville has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.  

"McKenna was obviously a big factor in two huge team wins this weekend," Head Coach Todd Dagenais said. "She helped us get off to a good start this season and her continued off-court leadership and on-court execution will continue to be a recipe for success as we go week to week towards our goals."

McKenna became the only active player in the country to reach 2,000 kills during the second set in the Knights' win over Syracuse last Friday night.

She racked up 20 kills against Syracuse and 26 kills in the five-set thriller against Kansas State. Her 5.75 kills per set lead the conference by 1.23 kills per set. 5.75 kills per set is also good enough to lead the country with second place checking in at 5.41. The fifth-year graduate student's 6.12 points per set not only leads the American but also leads the country as well.

The Eagan, Minn. native is the active D1 leader in career kills and kills per set.

The Knights will be back in action Friday afternoon as they take on UNCW at 4:30 on Sept. 9 in the Venue.
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