Week Two (Sept. 16, 2019)
Kaytlin Elkins - Barton
A junior outsider hitter out of Hope Mills, N.C., Kaytlin Elkins put together an incredibly impressive performance for Barton at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.
In Barton’s two matches at the tournament, Elkins finished her efforts averaging 19 kills and 12.5 digs per match. She averaged 4.75 kills and 3.13 digs per set.
Elkins closed out Barton’s 3-2 win over Shorter with 27 kills and 15 digs. She also had three service aces. A 2018 first-team All-Conference Carolinas selection and all-region choice, Elkins also had 11 kills and 10 digs in Barton’s match with Auburn Montgomery.
Week One (Sept. 9, 2019)
Julie Ward - King
The reigning Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year, Julie Ward started off her sophomore campaign strongly by averaging 4.20 digs and 3.80 kills per set in three matches at the cross-conference tournament on the campus of Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn.
The outside hitter collected a double-double in King’s season opener against Carson-Newman on Friday, Sept. 6, finishing with 19 digs and 15 kills. The double-double was the 15th of her career. She followed that up by ending her efforts with 16 digs and six kills in the Tornado match with Mars Hill on Saturday, Sept. 7.
In King’s dominating win over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Berthoud, Colo. native had 17 kills and seven digs. In total in the tournament, Ward finished with 42 digs and 38 kills.