Smidova Earns PL Molten Player of the Week, GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

Smidova Earns PL Molten Player of the Week, GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American University volleyball player Monika Smidova was selected as the Patriot League Molten Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. Smidova was also honored as the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week.

It marks the second time this season that Smidova has been chosen as the Molten Player of the Week and the first as a GEICO honoree.

Smidova, a senior setter from Plzen, Czech Republic, received most valuable player accolades at the Rutgers Invitational this past weekend, leading American to wins over Princeton (3-1), Rutgers (3-1) and Akron (3-0).

For the weekend, Smidova averaged 10.36 assists and 2.91 digs per set, along with a .455 attack percentage. She recorded a season-high 49 assists in the Eagles’ win over Princeton, while matching her career high with 16 digs against Rutgers.

Smidova, who has posted double-doubles in eight of 12 matches this season, now has 2,261 assists in her career, just 209 shy of the top five in program history.

The Eagles open their 2014 Patriot League slate this Friday, Sept. 26, when they host Bucknell at 7:00 p.m.