NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 13) - Florida A&M Volleyball's dynamic duo of Nicole Abreu and Candelaria Herrera were recognized as top performers this past week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
@ Abreu. a 6-1 sophomore outside hitter from Lima, Peru, was named Co-Player of the Week, after totalling 48 kills, 46 digs and five (5) blocks in three matches last week against Alabama State, North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T
@ Herrera, a 6-1 freshman middle blocker from San Juan, Argentina, earned Rookie of the Week notices for the fifth time this season, after a three match stretch with 39 kills, 10 blocks and five service aces.
Last week's three match wins extended FAMU's current win string to six straight matches, and eight wins in their last nine outings, boosting them to 13-11 overall and 9-1 in the MEAC.
FAMU earned a share of the MEAC Southern Division title with the weekend sweep of the Carolina Twins, and now sets their sights on the elusive MEAC Tournament title, a crown which has eluded them since they won the last of nine straight in 2009.
Pairings for this week's MEAC Tournament, which begins Friday in Princess Anne. Md., will be announced on Tuesday.