Week #8 Winner


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Bluffton University
Head Coach - Steve Yarnell



The AVCA is pleased to announce that the eighth Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week of the 2010 season has been awarded to the Bluffton University volleyball team. The Beavers earned the honor after beating the other four semifinalists -Gannon University, Marquette University, Mount Olive College and the University of New Haven- during a week-long voting period.

The award-winning play came during Bluffton's home match against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) counterpart Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on October 23. The nine-second play is highlighted by the Beavers' own Heather Rodman blasting a gut-wrenching kill against Rose-Hulman.  The rally began with a perfect serve-receive pass by Bluffton's libero, Mandi Leemaster. Setter Shauna Rowland then set up middle blocker Rodman, who pounded the ball down on the ten-foot line, hitting a Rose-Hulman player and earning the point. Bluffton went on to win the match 3-0.

The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, will now join the other 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.


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