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James Madison volleyball sophomore middle blocker Lizzy Briones was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. It was the first time in her career that Briones earned the conference's weekly honor.
Briones helped lead JMU to a 3-0 record at last weekend's Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament in Baltimore, Md. The second-year Duke hit .379 in 11 sets played, collecting 33 kills against just eight errors. She added 15 blocks to average 1.36 per set and contributed eight digs and three aces in the three matches. Briones recorded at least nine kills in all three matches, including tying her career-high with 13 against Howard. She had nine kills in the win over UMBC and 11 on .500 hitting against Robert Morris.
Briones dominated the net, blocking at least three attempts in all three matches. She recorded six rejections, a season-high, against both UMBC and RMU.
This season, the Siloam Springs, Ark., native has doubled her offensive production from a year ago for JMU averaging 2.77 kills per set on .255 hitting. She leads the team in blocks with 1.06 per set and has added 20 digs and five aces in 31 sets played.