Volleyball's Townsend earns third SSC Defensive Player honor

Volleyball's Townsend earns third SSC Defensive Player honor

SAINT LEO, Fla. – For the third time this season, and for the third time in her career, Saint Leo volleyball senior Jamee Townsend was named the Sunshine State Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, following her performance against Lynn, as chosen by the conference office.

Townsend needed just two digs to surpass 1,000 for her career entering the match against SSC for Lynn, and in the 3-1 win over the Fighting Knights, she did that and way beyond.

The native of Plant City scooped up an incredible 36 digs in just four sets, to average 9.0 per set. In the fourth set alone, she scooped up 16 to help the Lions hold Lynn off. Townsend helped hold Lynn to just .128 hitting as a team and she added eight assists in the match and was perfect in serve receive.

She now sits at 1,034 digs for her career.

Townsend and the Lions return to action in the 2016 South Region Crossover on Oct. 14 and 15. The Lions will take on West Florida on Friday at 2:30 p.m., and on Saturday they will play Valdosta State at 10:00 a.m., and No. 21 North Alabama at 4:45 p.m.

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