Hattiesburg, Miss. - The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced today the Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending October 14, 2012.
Moira Kirk #15 of Xavier (La.)- Winner at the Conference level
A 5-9 SO MB from Dallas, Texas
Team Record: Week:1-1 Overall: 12-5
Notes: Has recorded at least one block in her last 37 matches and 45 of 47 in her career. Helped Xavier sweep GCAC and city rival Dillard for the first time, then had six kills, four blocks and an ace against Loyola. "Front row or back, the kid can do it all," XU coach Christabell Hamilton said of Kirk. "She has an effective jump floater serve that can take any team out of system. She is never satisfied with her performance day in and day out. When she is in the front row, she is a big wall that seals every seam in the block. She is the smartest hitter on the team and needs to be fed the ball more often. I would leave her in the game if I knew it wouldn't kill her legs by the third set. It's too much work to be in the middle alone and then have to transition to the back row and play some defense. Moira does not get very much glory because she does not get enough sets. But she is definitely what keeps this team in the game almost all the time."