Bardin, Davis Capture A-10 Volleyball Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — After a historic weekend for the Davidson volleyball program, Jackie Bardin and Anela Davis have been recognized by the Atlantic 10 Conference with weekly honors.
Davis was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after a monstrous weekend, leading Davidson to defeat Dayton for the first time ever in program history. Behind her efforts, the Wildcats swept Dayton in a 3-0 match on Friday and took the series home with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
The senior middle blocker was unstoppable on the block, combining for 17 total blocks, including six solo stuffs. She averaged 2.43 blocks per set, across seven sets, and scored an average on 3.07 points per set. The Florida native also totaled 8 kills on 19 swings with just two errors (.316) and had a .500 attacking percentage during Saturday’s victory. She also added in two service aces.
As a freshman, Bardin also had an incredible weekend, totaling 25 kills and an average of 3.57 kills per set. The rookie scored an average of 3.64 points per set, as she hit .429 during Friday night’s match and recorded the match-high 12 kills. A native of Washington, D.C., Bardin was the Wildcats’ go-to option for the weekend sweep, taking 58 total swings en route to her Rookie of the Week honor.
This season, Davidson has now combined for six total weekly awards from the conference office, as the Wildcats will return to play on Tuesday night for a 5 p.m. match up against VCU.