Oct. 7, 2013
BIG EAST Weekly Release
Player of the Week
Morgan Peterson, Butler, Sr., S
Peterson helped the Bulldogs post a 3-0 record in BIG EAST play, which included a 3-1 win against No. 22 Creighton. She led the offense with 95 assists, 9.5 per set. For the week, Peterson recorded 21 kills, hit .450 and tallied two service aces. Defensively, she had 13 digs and six blocks. The Bulldogs also recorded 3-0 victories against St. John’s and Seton Hall.
Freshman of the Week
Autumn Bailey, Marquette, Fr., OH
Marquette remained the only BIG EAST team undefeated in league play, thanks to the play of Bailey. She led her squad in kills in a 3-0 win at Georgetown and a 3-1 victory at Villanova. For the two matches, she hit .404 and averaged 3.86 kills per set. Bailey had a double-double at Villanova and a career-high five service aces at Georgetown.
Abbie Fleener, DePaul, So., RS
Helped the Blue Demons to their first BIG EAST win this season, a 3-0 sweep of Georgetown. Had a match-high 16 kills and hit .433. Had 22 kills in a 1-1 week.
Lindsey Gosh, Marquette, Jr., RS
Added to her conference-leading service ace total with eight in victories at Georgetown and Villanova. Hit .464 with 14 kills in a 3-1 victory over the Wildcats.
Gabby Pethokoukis, Villanova, So., MB
In a 1-1 week, she hit .500 in a 3-0 victory over DePaul. Including a 3-1 loss to Marquette, she hit .452. Had a total of 17 kills.
Abbey Bessler, Xavier, Fr., OH
Posted three straight double-doubles in a 2-1 week. Had a match-high 20 kills and 15 digs against Creighton.
Aubree Smith, Xavier, Jr., S
Just missed triple-doubles in consecutive matches against Creighton and St. John’s. Had 46 assists, nine kills and nine digs against Creighton. Had 138 assists in a 2-1 week.