IRVING, Texas – For the second-consecutive week, a WKU Volleyball student-athlete
has been honored with Conference USA’s Offensive Player of the Week accolade as
Sophia Cerino secured the title following a big weekend on The Hill. The weekly
honor is the first of Cerino’s career.
As WKU Volleyball’s fourth weekend tournament went on, the junior pin hitter kept
getting better and better. After a quiet .273 hitting clip with four kills, three
blocks and two aces in WKU’s sweep of ETSU, the Brentwood, Tenn., turned on the
jets. In Friday’s primetime matchup with No. 22 Washington State the lefty was
lethal with 11 kills against just one error on 19 swings for a .526 clip in addition
to four aces from behind the service line and a pair of blocks.
In the weekend finale, Cerino couldn’t be stopped. She registered a career-high 19
kills on 33 swings for a .485 attack percentage to secure herself Tournament MVP
honors and help WKU Volleyball claim its second-straight tournament title.
Collectively across the weekend, Cerino worked at a scorching .460 offensive hitting
clip and registered a kill on 54-percent of her swings. She also added eight blocks
and seven service aces across the trio of matches.
Cerino’s honor marks the third of the season for the Lady Toppers with all three
coming across the last two weeks of distribution. Additionally, her Tournament MVP
and All-Tournament Team recognitions were the first of her career as well.
WKU Volleyball is back in action on The Hill again Tuesday night as [RV] Cincinnati
comes to town for a midweek tilt. First serve is slated for 6 p.m. CT from E.A.