October 17, 2011

Micah Nolan Named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week

Texas A&M – Corpus Christi sophomore libero Micah Nolan has been named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week by a vote of the league's Sports Information Directors. It is the first weekly award from the Southland for any Islander this season.

"Micah had a big effort for us last week," Head Coach Tony Graystone said. "She played a big part in us getting a much-needed win. This was a well-deserved award and I am awfully proud of her."

The Amarillo, Texas, native started the week by breaking a school record for digs in a match. Against Nicholls on Thursday night at the "Dig Pink" match in front of 1,237 fans, the second largest in school history, Nolan shined as the Islanders took a 3-2 win over the Colonels.

The libero recorded 39 digs, breaking her own school record of 37 in a match to lead the team to victory. In addition to the record, Nolan also added two kills and three assists as well as a service ace to help her team rally from a 1-0 deficit to take the Southland Conference match.

On Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana, Nolan picked up 12 more digs while using three service aces to help her team to a 3-0 victory in league play. Sunday, Nolan finished off the week with her third-straight double-digit digs match with 11. She also added one service ace and one assist against North Dakota.

Nolan and the Islanders will face first place UTSA in the first match since being named Defensive Player of the Week when the team travels to San Antonio for the Wednesday night contest. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi will play the Roadrunners at 6:30 p.m. in the UTSA Convocation Center.

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