The Louisville Women’s Sports Network is going to highlight a local native or a college team with former Louisville stars that are making headways at their college every Monday. If you have a suggestion on a female athlete to highlight , send an email to email@example.com. This week’s feature is on Assumption alum Alyssa Cavanaugh who has been named C-USA Volleyball Player of the Year for a second year in a row.
From Western Kentucky SID
Alyssa Cavanaugh and Jessica Lucas have repeated as Conference USA’s Player of the Year and Setter of the Year, respectively, the league office announced Thursday. Cavanaugh has collected the league’s top player title for her junior and season campaigns. Lucas has now owned claim to the conference’s top setter award three-consecutive seasons.
Cavanaugh and Lucas join Conference USA’s most elite as repeat winners of superlative awards. Lucas is the first setter to ever win three Setter of the Year accolades in the league’s 23 years of distribution. Across all awards, Lucas is now just the fifth player to ever win three individual superlative awards during their career. Cavanaugh is just the fifth player in conference history to win multiple Player of the Year nods. During the history of the Conference USA superlative awards, only 16 student-athletes have claimed multiple awards including Cavanaugh and Lucas.
Making her case for back-to-back Conference USA Player of the Year honors, Cavanaugh leads all outside hitters in the nation with a scorching .381 hitting percentage. Racking up 408 kills on the 2017 campaign to date, Cavanaugh leads the league with an average of 4.04 kills per set. The Louisville, Ky., native collected three of the league’s Offensive Player of the Week laurels during the regular season after being tabbed the Preseason Player of the Year as well. Cavanaugh was one of 30 candidates announced for the Senior CLASS Award in early October.