MACON, Ga. — Kingsport’s Meredith Hardy played a vital role in helping ETSU extend its winning streak to nine matches this past weekend and the East Tennessee State junior was rewarded by being named the Atlantic Sun volleyball player of the week on Monday.
Hardy, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker, averaged 3.83 kills and 1.83 blocks per set, along with hitting .543 (23-4-35) in home sweeps over Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast.
On Friday, Hardy kept the Bucs’ perfect mark intact against Stetson as the former Dobyns-Bennett star finished with 10 kills and five blocks while hitting .500 in the three-set win.
On Saturday, Hardy was dominate again as ETSU snapped FGCU’s six-match win streak. Hardy totaled 13 kills (.579 attack percentage) and six blocks versus the Eagles.
Following her six-block effort, Hardy — the A-Sun leader in the category — has now registered at least one block in 81 consecutive matches.
Three weeks ago the exercise science major picked up A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week honors, while this marks Hardy’s second career Player of the Week award.
Hardy and the Bucs gear up for a key road swing, which begins Friday night at Jacksonville. ETSU holds a half-game lead over the Dolphins.