Hillary Otte Named A-10 Player of the Week

Junior Hillary Otte was named A-10 Player of the Week on Sept. 2
Junior Hillary Otte was named A-10 Player of the Week on Sept. 2

Sept. 2, 2008

CINCINNATI - Junior rightside hitter Hillary Otte has been named the Atlantic 10's Volleyball Player of the Week following her stellar performance at this past weekend's Sports Imports Classic hosted by Ohio State. Xavier took the Classic title after posting a 3-0 opening weekend record behind the strength of Otte, who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Additionally, Otte was named one of 10 Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) Top Performer. These are the first weekly honors for the Erlanger, Ky., native.

Otte finished the weekend with a league-leading 51 kills and .469 hitting percentage. She also added 23 digs, seven assists and eight blocks. Otte averaged 4.25 kills per game, posted 15 or more kills in all three matches and had a .615 hitting percentage in a 3-1 win over Youngstown State on Aug. 29. She posted a double-double of 19 kills and 10 digs along with five blocks in a 3-1 win over Toledo on Aug. 30.

Up next for the Musketeers is a trip to Atlanta, Ga., for the Georgia Tech Classic Sept. 5-6. Xavier will face Georgia State on Friday at 4 p.m. and host Georgia Tech on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Those who are named to CVU.com's Top Performers list consist of players who were finalists for CVU.com Player of the Week and others who had exceptional individual matches.

CVU.com Top Performers

Hillary Otte, Xavier, Junior, Right side, 6-0
Angie Porche, Valparaiso, Junior, Outside hitter, 5-8
Julie Rubenstein, Pepperdine, Senior, Outside hitter, 6-3
Megan Argabright, Western Kentucky, Senior, Middle hitter, 6-1
Yarimar Rosa, Florida International, Junior, Outside hitter, 5-10
Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, Sophomore, Defensive specialist, 5-6
Allison Nieters, Iona, Sophomore, Libero, 5-9
Jessica Walters, UNLV, Junior, Outside hitter, 5-9
Allison Raguse, Northern Colorado, Junior, Middle blocker, 6-0
Ashley Asberry, Middle Tennessee State, Senior, Middle blocker, 5-9