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Alex Johnson Named ACC Player of the Week

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 09/10/2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Miami volleyball junior Alex Johnson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The right side collected 16 kills and 16 digs in the Hurricanes' 3-1 upset win Friday over No. 6 Florida State.

Johnson is the first Hurricane to win ACC Player of the Week since Lane Carico on Nov. 28, 2011.

"Alex is such a steady player for us," head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. "She's very smart out on the court and finds ways to mix up her shots. Against Florida State, she came through with some big kills at critical moments in the match. This is a well-deserved honor for Alex."

A Preseason All-ACC selection, Johnson led all players with 16 kills in the contest, while committing just three errors for an efficient .342 hitting percentage. The Tallahassee, Fla., native added three total blocks in the victory.

On the season, Johnson, who has started every match in her career, has racked up 95 kills (3.17 k/s) for a .333 hitting percentage. Additionally, she has registered four double-doubles in eight matches with 86 total digs (2.87 d/s).

The 3-1 victory over the Seminoles marked the highest ranked opponent the Canes had ever defeated. The win, which came in front of a national television audience (ESPNU) and a record crowd at the Knight Sports Complex, improved Miami to 7-1 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC.

The Canes are just outside the latest AVCA Top 25 Poll and will next step out of conference this weekend to take part in the Louisville Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. UM will face UNLV on Friday before going up against Middle Tennessee and No. 12 Louisville on Saturday.

The UM Ticket Office is pleased to offer season tickets for both volleyball and soccer for just $50. Season tickets to the home volleyball schedule at the Knight Complex can be purchased for $35, with single match tickets available for as low as $3. Call 1-800-GO-CANES to order your tickets today.

For all the latest information on Miami Hurricanes volleyball, follow the official Twitter feed, @CanesVB, or "Like Us" on Facebook at facebook.com/MiamiHurricanes.

Schedule
 
Friday, August 29
Volleyball vs. Seton Hall
Coral Gables, Fla
7:00 PM
Saturday, August 30
Volleyball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:00 PM
Volleyball vs. Florida Gulf Coast
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 05
Volleyball at Arkansas-Little Rock
Fort Worth, Texas
10:00 AM
Volleyball at TCU
Fort Worth, Texas
8:00 PM
Saturday, September 06
Volleyball at Prairie View
Fort Worth, Texas
3:30 PM
Friday, September 12
Volleyball at Wisconsin
Madison, Wisc.
7:00 PM
Saturday, September 13
Volleyball at Ball State
Madison, Wisc.
10:00 AM
Volleyball at Missouri State
Madison, Wisc.
5:00 PM
Friday, September 19
Volleyball vs. UNC Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Volleyball vs. UNC Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, September 20
Volleyball vs. Missouri
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 26
Volleyball vs. Notre Dame
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Sunday, September 28
Volleyball at Duke
Durham, N.C.
1:00 PM
Friday, October 03
Volleyball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
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