Elon’s Karle Named CAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

RICHMOND, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association announced today, Sept. 5, that Elon volleyball’s Ally Karle has been named the Defensive Player of the Week. This marks Karle’s first CAA weekly award and the first for the Phoenix since joining the league.

Karle led the Phoenix at the net last week, posting 17 total blocks in three matches to average 1.31 blocks per set. The middle blocker tallied seven blocks and nine kills in a 3-1 win over Youngstown State before adding another blocks and 10 kills against High Point. In the Tussle in the Triad finale at UNCG, the senior posted a season-high nine blocks in a 3-2 win to go along with eight kills. The Flanders, N.J., native also finished the week with 27 kills off 62 attempts and seven errors to hit .323.

Elon (4-2) plays its next match tomorrow, Sept. 6, at Davidson with the first serve scheduled for 7 p.m. in Davidson, N.C., before hosting the Elon Phoenix Classic this weekend, Sept. 9-10, in Alumni Gym.