Emma Lenoir Named Gulf South Player Of Week

Former East Hamilton Standout Starring For Christian Brothers Now

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-For the second straight week, the Gulf South Conference named Christian Brothers University junior outside hitter Emma Lenoir (Chattanooga, Tenn.
, East Hamilton HS)
 as its Player of the Week, and freshman middle blocker Miaya Smith (Memphis, Tenn., St. George's Independent School) joined her on the All-Tournament Team in the Pittsburg State Invitational.

Lenoir averaged 4.3 kills and 2.4 digs per set for the week for the Lady Bucs. She started the week with 12 kills and 11 digs Friday in a four-set loss to Chadron State, and she followed with 12 kills and six digs in a three-set loss to Northwestern Oklahoma State. Saturday, she pounded a career-high 29 kills with 14 digs and two aces in a five-set win over Cameron, and she wrapped up the week with 11 kills and five digs in a three-set loss at Pittsburg State.

Smith joined her on the All-Tournament Team after another strong week in which she hit .341 while averaging 3.3 kills, 0.8 digs, 0.6 blocks and 0.3 aces per set. She started by hitting .367 with 17 kills against Chadron State, and she followed with eight kills, three aces, three block and three digs against Northwestern Oklahoma State. She hit .615 with 18 kills, six digs, four blocks and two aces in the win over Cameron before finishing the week with six kills and three digs against Pittsburg State.

Lenoir, Smith and the Lady Bucs are back in action this weekend in the Union University Volleyball Classic, beginning Friday at 5 p.m. when they face Belmont Abbey. Their next home match is Friday, Sept. 14, when they host Alabama Huntsville at 7 p.m.


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