Monday, 07 October 2019 18:05

App's Bickley Named Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Week Again

Sam Bickley dished out 91 assists, 12 digs and four kills Sam Bickley dished out 91 assists, 12 digs and four kills Appalachian State Athletics

For the second straight week, Appalachian State setter Sam Bickley has been named Sun Belt Volleyball Freshman of the Week.

Bickley also earned the award last week along with teammate Emma Reilly, who was tabbed as Sun Belt Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. She becomes the first Mountaineer to win Sun Belt Freshman of the Year twice in a season since Kara Spicer did so in the 2017 season.

In a pair of Mountaineer road Sun Belt wins this weekend, Bickley dished out 91 assists (11.38 a/s), 12 digs (1.50 d/s) and four kills.

In App State's 3-2 comeback win at Louisiana on Friday, she dished out 55 assists, to go along with six digs and a block. She followed that up with a 36-assist, six-dig effort, while adding two block assists.

On the season, Bickley has dished out a conference leading 652 assists and sits second in the league in assist average at 10.52.

The Black and Gold have won its first four conference games and is just one of two teams (Coastal Carolina) to stand at 4-0 in conference play. App State will put its perfect league record on the line this weekend at Arkansas State on Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST and at Little Rock on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

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