Feliciano Named MVC Freshman Of The Week As UE Preps For TSU

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Aces And Tigers Tangle On Tuesday Evening

 On the heels of a strong debut weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team, Melanie Feliciano garnered Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors.  The Purple Aces are amidst preparations for Tuesday’s match at Tennessee State.

“We knew we were getting a very talented player in Melanie but what has impressed us the most is her hunger for getting better every day,” UE coach Fernando Morales said.  “She is still surprising us the way she is contributing right away.  She is a great asset to our program.”

Freshman of the Week

– In her first weekend of collegiate action, freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces with 3.64 kills per set while garnering a spot on the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team

– Feliciano began her career with a 19-kill, 14-dig performance against Western Illinois; she hit .333 and finished with two block assists

– In the win over Jackson State, she added 13 digs and three service aces before posting 16 kills and nine digs against SEMO; Feliciano hit .264 for the week on her way to MVC Freshman of the Week honors

The Opening Serve

– After completing the opening weekend of play at the Redhawks Invitational, the University of Evansville volleyball team makes a trip to Nashville on Tuesday to face Tennessee State

– The Aces and Tigers square off in a 6 p.m. match on ESPN+

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