Santos Named A-Sun Player of the Week
Monday, October 27, 2008
Photo by Dennis Snyder
Photo by Dennis Snyder

MACON, Ga. – FGCU is in position to claim its second-consecutive Atlantic Sun Regular Season title, thanks in large part to the leadership of senior Roberta Santos. The setter tallied her first two career triple-doubles in the past week, as he Eagles extended their winning streak to eight consecutive matches. On Monday, the conference office awarded her a third career Player of the Week honor.

The senior led FGCU to three straight road wins with a pair of triple-doubles. FGCU has now won 8 straight matches. Santos began the week against UCF with a season-high 14 kills while hitting .500, with 44 assists and 10 digs for her first career triple double. Against ETSU, Santos picked up 8 kills and hit .412 to go with 26 assists and seven digs. The Brazil native ended the week with her second triple-double, putting down 12 kills, notching 41 assists and 12 digs. She added four blocks and three aces in the match. For the week, she averaged 3.09 kills per game while hitting .468 while dishing out 10.09 assists per game.  Behind the setting of Santos, the Eagles hit .312 as a team and averaged 14.64 kills per game.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

Other Top Performers

Whitney Cogburn, ETSU (So. – S – Kingsport, Tenn. – Education) – Had a triple-double in the win over Stetson Saturday as she had13 kills, 18 assists and 15 digs.

Jake Pease, Lipscomb (So. – S –Berryton, Kan. – Fashion Merchandising) – In two matches, 3-1 win over Jacksonville Friday and a 3-0 win over UNF Saturday Pease made seven kills, 81 assists, 23 digs and two services aces, .142 hitting percentage

Asjia Stokes, Kennesaw State (Jr. – OH/RS – North Chicago, Ill. – Accounting) –Had 16 kills and only two errors in 23 attempts, leading KSU to a 3-0 sweep of Campbell in the Owls' only match of the week. Her .609 attack percentage in the match marked the highest attack percentage in the A-Sun this year with a minimum of 12 kills.