Sept. 6, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior Mary Leffers (Tampa, Fla.) has been named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week for her strong performances in Notre Dame’s four matches last week. Leffers, a middle blocker, shares the honors this week with Georgetown’s Yulia Vtyurina
Leffers led the Irish to a 3-1 record last week, including a second-place finish at the Shamrock Invitational at Notre Dame, where the team notched wins over Northwestern and 1998 NCAA round of 16 participant Louisville, both in three games. Leffers tallied team-highs in kills in three of last week’s four matches, which also included a win over Valparaiso last Wednesday.
For the week, the Notre Dame team captain recorded 47 kills (3.92/game) on .406 hitting to go along with 1.08 digs per game and a team-best 1.58 blocks per game.
Leffers was an unanimous selection to the seven-member Shamrock Invitational all-tournament team and registered her 800th career kill in the team’s only loss of the week to sixth-ranked Pacific.
This is the BIG EAST Conference’s first list of weekly award-winners, which will be announced every Monday from now until November 15, 1999.