Beach Volleyball duo bring in Chick-Fil-A Athlete of the Week honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman Beach Volleyball duo of Ally King and Katie Will have been named the Chick-Fil-A and Female Athletes of the Week.
Katie Will (Clearwater, Fla.) and Ally King (Cincinnati, Ohio) snagged Chick-Fil-A Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this year after completing the Stevenson Sand Tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.
Carson-Newman beach volleyball’s final tournament of the season witnessed it’s No. 1 pairing of Will and King go undefeated on the weekend needing only one match to be decided in three sets.
The duo began the tournament Saturday afternoon with a dominating 21-3, 21-4 win against Morgan State’s Dinah Jones and Haley McClure. The pairing then took down Jamie Jehne and Abby Cash from Lincoln Memorial, 21-10, 17-21 and 15-12 later in the day.
Sunday’s action resumed with a highly-contested 27-25, 22-20 win over Stevenson’s Kristen Brooks and Samantha Parillo and then the two capped off the tournament with another 21-15, 21-12 win over the top-Beaver pairing in the second match of the twin-billing.
Carson-Newman ended the season with an 11-12 record and were paced by King and Will for the entirety of the season as the duo produced an 11-10 recording competing in both the top-sots of the lineup on the year.
Will and King snag Chick-Fil-A Athlete of the Week honors
Carson-Newman split its first tournament action of the 2016 beach season March 4-5, at the Stetson Sand Tournament by rallying behind a perfect 4-0 record from the Eagles’ No. 2 freshmen pairing of Katie Will (Clearwater, Fla.) and Ally King (Cincinnati, Ohio).
The duo combined for a 177 to 141 point spread over four matches on the weekend. All contests needed only two sets to be decided and the duo ranks as the only C-N pairing to be undefeated on the young season.
Will and King put up a 23-21, 25-23 win during the Eagles’ 4-1 loss to No. 18 Tulane to begin the tournament Friday morning and followed with a 21-15, 21-11 win later in the day against Missouri Baptist. The two linked up again on Saturday morning against Spring Hill to win 21-19, 24-22 and concluded the tournament on top during the Carson-Newman’s 3-2 win over Eckerd Saturday afternoon, 21-19, 21-16.
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Katie signs her letter of intent with Carson-Newman University.