SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in three weeks, junior Alayna Kavanaugh has picked up weekly recognition from the GPAC. On Tuesday the conference recognized Kavanaugh as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week. It’s the third time the Lincoln Christian High School product has earned the honor in her career.
Kavanaugh dished out 108 assists over 10 sets (10.8 per set) over last week’s trio of home wins. She also added 14 digs, six kills and three aces as Concordia knocked off Central Christian College (Kan.), Morningside and Briar Cliff to improve to 18-4 overall, 6-1 GPAC.
A first team all-conference selection in 2014, Kavanaugh facilitates an attack that ranks 11th nationally in kills per game (13.78) and 18th in hitting percentage (.249). Individually, she ranks 12th among all NAIA players with an average of 10.78 assists per set. Kavanaugh has piled up 2,896 assists through 302 career sets played as a Bulldog.
No. 18 Concordia will go up against a ranked opponent for the sixth time this season when it travels to play at No. 22 Hastings (15-6, 6-2 GPAC) on Wednesday. First serve is set for 7:30 p.m.