Week #4 Winner


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Ferris State University
Head Coach - Tia Brandel-Wilhelm



The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that this week's Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week has been awarded to the Ferris State University volleyball team. The Bulldogs earned the honor after beating the other two semifinalists -Ozark High School and Texas Christian University - during a week-long voting period.

The award-winning play came during Ferris State's road match against fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe University of Findlay on September 26. The 24-second play is highlighted by the Bulldogs'offensive fake out/ back-side set from setter Samantha Fordyce. The rally began with a perfect serve receive play by Ferris State who sent it back over to the Oilers. Findlay dug the attack and played it out sending the ball back to the Bulldogs. After being blocked by the Oilers, the Ferris State coverage picked up the rejected ball, passing it perfectly to Fordyce. Fordyce faked out the Findlay middle blocker by back-setting to Arielle Goodson, who killed the ball for the point. Ferris State went on to win the match 3-1.

The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, will now join the upcoming weeks' finalists in becoming eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, to be announced at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Friday, Dec. 17, at the AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

About Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week
For the second season in 2010, AVCA member schools will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) plays per week to be voted on by coaches, players, fans and the general public for the chance to be named Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week. Deadline for video submission will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am (ET) for plays from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). The submitted plays for each week will be narrowed down to five, and those five will be posted to the AVCA Web site on Thursday to be voted on.  Voting will take place on the AVCA Web site and will run through the following Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week will then be announced via press release the following day. For more information on the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week, visit the AVCA Web Site.

About Volleyball Market
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