(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The ACAA announced the weekly awards today, September 11, 2018. Two Saints were honored in being named women's volleyball Players of the Week. First-year Julia Popova (Sophia, Bulgaria / Beechwood HS) received offensive player of the week while sophomore Jessica Ginn (Cincinnati, Ohio / Seton) received defensive player of the week.
Popova, a middle/right side hitter, helped lead the 23rd-ranked Saints to a 4-0 record and remain undefeated last week and was named to the All-Tournament team at the Bluffton Spiketacular. She led the team in hitting with a .384 hitting percentage with 42 kills, one assist to go with nine blocks. In Thomas More's three-set win over No. 18 Ohio Northern, Popova had a match high 14 kills and five blocks.
Ginn, a defensive specialist, also helped the Saints in the Bluffton tournament. She tallied a team-high 77 digs in the four matches, including 18 in the Saints' win over 18th-ranked Ohio Northern. Throughout the weekend, Ginn recorded five assists and two service aces.
The No. 23-ranked Saints host their first home game this Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:00 pm in the Connor Convocation Center.