Devine, Wiley pick up A-Sun weekly honors
Megan Devine (left) and Khadijah Wiley (right) earned A-Sun weekly honors on Monday.
Megan Devine (left) and Khadijah Wiley (right) earned A-Sun weekly honors on Monday.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Devine named Player of the Week, Wiley grabs Defensive Player of the Week accolades 

MACON, Ga. (Nov. 11, 2013) – The ETSU volleyball team continues reeling in weekly honors.

Senior Megan Devine (Kingsport, Tenn.) and sophomore Khadijah Wiley (Columbus, Ga.) were recognized for their exceptional efforts as the Buccaneer duo landed Atlantic Sun Player and Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Devine was named Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 5.00 kills (45 total) and 4.00 digs (36 total) per set in wins over Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky this past weekend. The reigning A-Sun Player of the Year has now recorded 10 straight double-doubles after posting two more last weekend. Devine began the week with a 28-kill, 18-dig, 2-block effort in a thrilling five-set comeback win over Lipscomb. Half of Devine’s career-high 28 kills came in the marathon fourth set, where ETSU dodged match point six times en route to claiming a 35-33 win. In addition, the 28 kills are the second-most by an A-Sun player this season, while also marking the 25th time in Devine’s career where she totaled 20-plus kills in a match. From there, Devine followed that gutsy performance with 17 kills, 18 digs and two blocks in a four-set win over Northern Kentucky on Saturday, moving ETSU’s overall win streak to eight and home win streak to 14.

For the second straight week, ETSU received Defensive Player of the Week honors as Wiley posted 1.50 blocks (12 total), 2.62 kills (21 total) and 3.50 points (28 total) per set. On Friday, Wiley provided the Bucs with seven blocks and 13 kills (.480 attack percentage) in the gritty five-set win over Lipscomb, while adding five blocks and eight kills (.500 attack percentage) in the four-set win versus Northern Kentucky. Wiley was key in the lengthy fourth set against Lipscomb, as her kill with the score knotted at 33, put ETSU ahead for good. Then, with ETSU leading 14-13 in the fifth, it was a block assist from Wiley that ended the comeback as she and Jamie Rutledge (Kingsport, Tenn.) stuffed Sophie Kellerman to finish the 2-hour, 40-minute epic match.

This marks the fifth career weekly honor for Devine, while it's the first defensive honor for Wiley.

The Bucs wrap up regular season play this weekend when ETSU hosts North Florida Friday at 7 p.m., and Jacksonville Saturday at 3 p.m., inside Brooks Gym.  

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