Smith tabbed ACC Freshman of the Week

ACC Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second time in her career, Virginia Tech volleyball’s Kaity Smith was named ACC Freshman of the Week after her performances versus Notre Dame and Louisville, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Smith, who was tabbed the award the first week of the season on Aug. 28, earns the honor following Tech’s two final road matches. In total, she racked up 25 kills, 20 digs, four blocks and one assist and ace.

The Florence, Kentucky native played like she was back in her home state when Tech took on Louisville, as the outside hitter racked up 17 kills, marking the second-most for her in conference play. Smith had a hitting percentage of .324, her best clip in ACC action and highest mark since opening weekend.

Smith registered a team-high eight kills, 11 digs and an ace against Notre Dame. The freshman has led the Hokies in kills four out of the last five matches, including both matches this past weekend.

The ACC Player of the Week award went to NC State’s Julia Brown.

The Hokies will head back to Blacksburg to host Florida State (14-10, 8-8 ACC) at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday and Miami (17-5, 11-5 ACC) at noon on Sunday, marking the second time this fall the teams will play each other.

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