JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – Arkansas State's Carlisa May captured her fifth straight Sun Belt Conference volleyball Freshman of the Week award the league office announced Monday, while the Red Wolves remained ranked No. 22 in the PrepVolleyball.com Poll and also received 11 points in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll.
A native of Lee's Summit, Mo., May put together another fantastic weekend for the Red Wolves to help the team to wins over Little Rock and Georgia Southern. She tallied a career-high 26 kills on a .273 hitting percentage and had a career-high four blocks Wednesday night against the Trojans before adding another eight kills on a .300 hitting percentage against the Eagles Saturday. She registered 34 kills (4.25 per set) over the nomination period on a .280 attacking percentage with five blocks.
May leads the team with 216 kills on the year (3.60 per set), good enough for fourth in the conference, on a .324 hitting percentage, which ranks as seventh best in the league. Additionally, the true freshman has also tallied 33 digs and 20 blocks on the defensive side of the net. The FOW award is her sixth of the season to go along with her fifth consecutive.
The Red Wolves didn't move any in this week's version of the PrepVolleyball.com Poll remaining at No. 22. However, the Red Wolves were named on two or more ballots in the AVCA Poll for a total of 11 points. The 11 points would put them at 35th in the nation and marks the team's first mention in the poll all season. Arkansas State is the only school from the Sun Belt Conference mentioned in either poll.
A-State came in at No. 18 in this week's version of the Ratings Percentage Index. The Red Wolves are still the top SBC school in the RPI with Appalachian State checking in at No. 72 for the next ranked conference foe.