Week #10 Winner


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Tufts University
Head Coach - Cora Thompson


The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce this week's Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week has been awarded to the Tufts University volleyball team. The Jumbos earned the honor after beating the other two semifinalists - the University of Nebraska Kearney and Radford  University - during a week-long voting period.


The award-winning play came during Tufts's away match against New England Small College Athletic Conference foe Amherst College on November 6. The 22-second play is highlighted by an endless effort for the point from the Jumbos'offense and defense. The rally began with a serve from Tufts that Amherst used in an attempt to get a kill. The Jumbos' libero saved the attack with a remarkable pass that was used to set up an attack against the Lord Jeffs. With a struggle to get the ball back over the net, Amherst gave Tufts a free-ball that they used to slam the ball down and win the point with a shank from the Lord Jeffs that went out of bounds. Tufts went on to win the match 3-0 in the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament.


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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