Kelly Ruth Named A-10 Player of the Week

Junior Kelly Ruth was named the A-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 6

Junior Kelly Ruth was named the A-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 6

Oct. 6, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Junior outside hitter Kelly Ruth has been named the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday, Oct. 6. Ruth helped lead the Musketeers to back-to-back A-10 victories over the weekend as XU started off its conference schedule with a perfect 2-0 mark. This is the first weekly honor for Ruth this season, the third of her career, and the second Player of the Week nod for a Musketeer this year.

Additionally, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, released its list of Top Performers of the week and Ruth was included among 10 other players from across the nation. The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) selects a national Player of the Week in addition and the choices for Top Performers consist of players who were finalists for the weekly honor and others who had exceptional individual matches.

The Elyria, Ohio native averaged a team-best 4.25 kills per set over the weekend as Xavier open A-10 play with wins at Charlotte (3-1) on Oct. 3 and at George Washington (3-1) on Oct. 5. She also averaged 3.12 digs per set as she posted back-to-back double-doubles. Versus the Niners, Ruth tallied 16 kills and 15 digs while assisting on three blocks and at GW, she recorded a match-high 18 kills to go with 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season and assisted on four blocks.

The Musketeers return home this weekend as they are set to welcome La Salle on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. and Temple on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. Friday's match will be streamed live through at no charge to the viewer courtesy of Xavier Athletics. To watch, enter the All-Access player and create a free user account to view the match live. Fans can also follow along with Gametracker. Top Performers 

  • Alexis Crusey, Yale, Junior, Outside hitter, 6-2
  • Hana Cutura, California, Junior, Outside hitter, 6-4
  • Lindsey Yon, New Mexico State, Junior, Outside hitter, 6-0
  • Lauren Rapp, Kentucky, Sophomore, Middle blocker, 6-3
  • Lara Newberry, Chattanooga, Senior, Libero, 5-7
  • Ashley Jones, Georgia State, Sophomore, Outside hitter/Setter, 5-8
  • Sonja Newcombe, Oregon, Junior, Outside hitter, 6-1
  • Brittany Moore, Cal State Fullerton, Senior, Outside hitter, 5-11
  • Erin Leaser, Virginia Tech, Freshman, Setter, 5-10
  • Kelly Ruth, Xavier, Junior, Outside hitter, 5-11