RICHMOND, Va. – Who says Mondays are bad? It seems like the beginning of every week brings more awards for the VCU Volleyball team.
This time, sophomore Romana Kriskova (Bratislava, Slovakia) was the recipient. For the third time this season, she has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week. A Ram has won the last five Offensive Player of the Week awards. In all, the Rams have hauled in seven A-10 weekly awards in 2013.
Kriskova is certainly deserving of the honor. She led the Rams, 15-4 (4-0 A-10) to a 3-0 week, including victories over conference-mates George Washington and Dayton. The 6-foot-3 outside hitter averaged 5.60 kills per set in three matches and hit .360. She provided at least 16 kills in all three matches and hit better than .300 in each. On Sunday, against four-time defending league champion Dayton, Kriskova blasted 22 kills and hit .356 while collecting 15 digs.
This season, Kriskova ranks sixth in the nation in kills per set (4.92) and is fourth in the country in points per set (5.63). She is on pace to shatter school records for single season kills.
Behind their sophomore offensive juggernaut, the Rams sit at 4-0 in conference play for the first time in program history and are alone atop the A-10 standings.
VCU and Kriskova return to the court on Tuesday, Oct. 8 when they host Norfolk State in non-conference action at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7 p.m.