Shaffer named Offensive Player of the Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – After helping lead the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team to five more wins and a sweep of the Granite State Challenge, junior Francie Shaffer (Frederick, Colo.) has earned Little East Conference (LEC) weekly recognition by being named the Offensive Player of the Week.
Shaffer averaged 3.08 kills/set and hit .238 in four matches for the Panthers last week. She opened the week with six kills and a .500 attack percentage in two sets as PSU swept Elmira, 3-0, in the home opener on Friday night. She followed with a 12-kill, two-block effort as the Panthers topped New England College, 3-1, in the nightcap.
On Saturday, Shaffer posted seven kills and a block in just two sets against Sage before closing the week with 12 kills (.357 attack percentage) and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Rivier. It was PSU's first win over the Raiders since the 2011 season.
Through PSU's first nine games, Shaffer has averaged an impressive 3.29 kills/set, a mark that is good enough for fifth-most in the conference. Her 79 kills are third-most in the league and just one behind teammate Lex Bowers for tops on the Panthers. Shaffer has been crucial for her team this year with 83 points.
At 9-0, PSU is off to its best start since the 2009 team opened the year with 16-straight victories. The Panthers head to Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday (Sept. 11) for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
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