Oct. 14, 2002
After posting 26 kills and 12 blocks in Notre Dame’s two victories over Georgetown and Villanova last weekend, freshman middle blocker Lauren Kelbley was named co-BIG EAST rookie of the week on Monday. It is the second rookie of the week award for the Bascom, Ohio, native this season.
Kelbley led the Irish in hitting percentage (.500) and blocks (12) in the two victories over the weekend while averaging 3.71 kills per game. She tied for the team high in kills against Georgetown with 13 and hit .611 in the match. Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Villanova, Kelbley had 13 kills on .423 hitting with four solo blocks.
She shared the rookie of the week award with Miami’s Karla Johnson.
The Irish will not be back in action for seven days, when they travel to Hawai’i for a two-match set against the second-ranked Rainbows on Oct. 21 and 22. Notre Dame is 15-3 on the season and 6-0 in the BIG EAST Conference.