Oct. 1, 2001
Senior opposite Kristy Kreher (Birmingham, Mich.) was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week on Monday, Oct. 1, for her outstanding performance while leading the Notre Dame volleyball team through two conference victories over the weekend.
One of the main offensive weapons for head coach Debbie Brown’s team, Kreher totaled 32 kills in the two matches (4.57 kills per game) and posted a .407 attack percentage. The senior also was highly active on defense, digging 14 attacks (2.00 per game) and blocking 13 shots (1.86 per game).
The Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year, Kreher stepped up to the challenge this weekend in Notre Dame’s match against conference rival Georgetown. She helped the Irish even the match at one game apiece with two consecutive kills to score the 29th and 30th points of game two. In the fourth and deciding game, she played a hand in four of Notre Dame’s final five points with three kills and a block to ensure a 3-1 victory over the Hoyas.
The Notre Dame team, which moved up to 22nd in the latest USA Today/AVCA Top 25 poll released on Monday, Oct. 1, will travel to Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a non-conference matchup with the University of Toledo.