Hattiesburg, Miss. - The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced today the Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending September 9, 2012.
Taylor Reuther # 2 of Xavier (La.)- Winner at the Conference level
A 5-7 SO OH from Metairie, La.
Team Record: Week:4-0 Overall: 5-2
Notes: Produced three kill-dig double-doubles in four matches to lead Xavier to a 4-0 record and the championship of the Belhaven Tournament. Against Rust she served all nine of her aces in the third set, with eight of them coming consecutively. Those nine aces are the most in a match by an XU player since the school resumed intercollegiate volleyball in 2010. Against Belhaven in the championship match, Reuther had a career high for kills and became the first XU player since the program resumed to have a 20-20 kill-dig match. In the final set Reuther had a kill and an ace in the final six rallies to help the Gold Nuggets rally from a 22-20 deficit and win 25-23. Xavier won its first-ever regular-season tournament championship, ended a five-match losing streak against Belhaven and defeated Belhaven on its court for the first time (four previous losses).