Chelsea Lyles Earns Player of the Week Honor
MACON, Ga. - FGCU moved into sole possession of first place over the weekend, avenging an early-season loss to ETSU and keeping alive its hopes for a second-straight trip to the WNIT. Junior forward Chelsea Lyles paced the Eagles to the undefeated week that extended their winning streak to 10 games, and on Monday she earned the first Player of the Week honor of her career the conference office announced.
Lyles averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks in FGCU's two games. The Colorado Springs, Colo. native also shot 50 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the charity stripe. In FGCU's 102-53 win against USC Upstate, Lyles scored 12 points and grabbed five boards. She shot 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 from behind the arc. In FGCU's victory over ETSU on Saturday that moved the Eagles into first place in the conference, the communications major scored a team-high 17 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished six assists.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and 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.
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