UGA volleyball players earn All-SEC, Player of Week honors

The Georgia volleyball team snagged a pair of honors Monday.

Senior Elena Perri was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and senior Brittany Northcutt was voted onto the coaches’ All-SEC Team.

Perri led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 record last week that included wins over Auburn and Kennesaw State. The win over Auburn secured a fourth-place finish in the SEC. She led all SEC players with 14 blocks last week, averaging 2.00 blocks per set.

Perri led the team in blocks in both matches last week, posting eight against Auburn (two solo, six assisted) and six against Kennesaw State (one solo, five assisted). Her defensive effort helped the Bulldogs hold its opponents to a .169 hitting clip last week.

Northcutt helped Georgia to one of its best seasons in recent history, as the Bulldogs went 22-9 in the regular season, including an 11-7 mark in the SEC. As a result, Georgia clinched a spot in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament for the first time since 2004.

Northcutt led the team in kills with 316, averaging 2.77 kills per set. She also finished second on the team in digs with 300. Northcutt was effective from the service line, tallying 26 service aces, good for third on the team. She also picked up 49 blocks, including 20 solo
stops.

The Bulldogs travel to Durham, N.C., to take on American University at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The winner advances to face the Duke-College of Charleston winner at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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