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Volleyball Student Athlete of the Week: Emma Kile

August 25-31, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC—The NCCAA has named Clearwater freshman Emma Kile as the NCCAA II Volleyball Student Athlete of the Week for August 25-31.

Emma dominated play during CCC’s annual Labor Day Tournament. With the help of her teammates, Emma provided a strong middle against a field of tough competition including four NAIA schools and one NCAA III school. She had a hitting efficiency of 58% with an average of 3.66 kills per game. She also had a total of 20 blocks during the tournament, and she served 95% with 9 aces.

The Lady Cougars went 5-0 during the tournament without dropping a single set. Emma is one of several strong players on this year's squad. CCC is the NCCAA II defending champions.

In her preseason comments about the players, Coach Vickie Denny wrote, “Emma is a solid freshman player with great potential… Keep an eye on her; she is fun to watch play!”

Emma came to Clearwater this semester from Calvary Academy in Butler, Pennsylvania. The 6’0” middle hitter is studying English Education.