Local Sources – Vincennes University volleyball sophomore Paige Parlanti (Las Vegas, Nev.) added another line to the already impressive list of accomplishments Wednesday afternoon by earning the NJCAA Division I Offensive Player of the Week.
Parlanti is the first Trailblazer volleyball player to be named Offensive Player of the Week since the program moved to Division I in 2016.
Parlanti closed out last week with a staggering 85 kills in just 17 sets played, giving her an average of five kills per set.
Parlanti also finished the week with 10 service aces, a .416 hitting percentage and averaging 3.82 digs per set and 5.9 points per set for the Trailblazers.
Parlanti helped guide the Blazers to a perfect weekend, sweeping all four matches played Friday and Saturday at the Owens C.C. Tournament in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Parlanti got the week started off with a bang, recording 28 kills and setting a new career-high with 33 digs last Tuesday night at Jefferson College.
Parlanti added a 13-kill, 11-dig double-double against Richard Bland College and just missed on another double-double with 14 kills and nine digs against Hagerstown C.C. Friday.
Parlanti has helped guide the Blazers to a 9-1 start to the 2023 season, with a 4-0 record in Region 24 play, extending VU’s winning streak against Region 24 opponents to 28 matches and counting.
Parlanti and the Trailblazers will look to continue their hot streak this weekend when VU hosts the Blazer Classic Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9.
Vincennes will begin the weekend Classic Friday against Ancilla College at 3 p.m., before taking on Mineral Area College at 7 p.m. eastern.
The weekend will conclude Saturday with VU hosting Spoon River College at 11 a.m. eastern and Jefferson College at 3 p.m. eastern.
(Photo Credit: Vincennes University Athletic Dept.)