Monday October 22, 2012Florida's Chloe Mann Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Junior middle blocker Chloe Mann (Gainesville, Fla.) has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for her play on the road against Alabama and Texas A&M last weekend.
Mann is the first Gator to receive two weekly nods in her career since UF’s first four-time All-American Kelly Murphy, who was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week seven times in her time wearing the Orange and Blue. This is the second SEC Offensive Player of the Week nod for the Gators in the last three weeks, as Živa Recek (Kočevje, Slovenia) was honored on Oct. 8 following her performances at home against Arkansas and Kentucky.
The mention is Florida’s fourth SEC weekly honor of the 2012 season, as Recek was also named the SEC Freshman of the Week earlier in the season and sophomore libero Taylor Unroe (Muncie, Ind.) was honored as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week the first time the Gators faced the Razorbacks and the Wildcats.
Mann led Florida in kills in both matches on the weekend, hitting .750 with 13 kills (13-1-16) in Florida’s 3-0 sweep of Alabama. In the Gators’ 3-2 comeback win at Texas A&M, the Gainesville native recorded 19 kills and six blocks in the weekend finale. Mann registered six kills in the fourth set alone and did not register an error, hitting or blocking, after the second frame. On the weekend, she committed just two errors while hitting .566 with 32 kills, averaging 4.00 kills/set.
The Gators have a quick turnaround this week, traveling to Tallahassee for their yearly showdown with in-state foe No. 12 Florida State on Wednesday. First serve is set for 6 p.m. ET with the broadcast live on ESPN3 and the radio call on Country 103.7 The Gator. Florida then faces off with Mississippi State on Friday evening at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The match between the Gators and the Bulldogs begins at 7 p.m. ET with live video on GatorVision and radio on ESPN 850/900. Florida is off for the rest of the weekend after the MSU matchup.
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SEC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (OCT. 22, 2012)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week: Chloe Mann, Florida, MB
SEC Defensive Player of the Week: Meghan Mannari, LSU, L
SEC Freshman of the Week: Nakeyta Clair, Ole Miss, MB