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Castle Named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week

Courtney Castle

Courtney Castle

Oct. 18, 2011

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College freshman outside hitter Courtney Castle has been named the ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week, announced the conference on Monday. Florida State junior middle hitter Sareea Freeman was tabbed as Player of the Week.

Castle, an Orange, Calif., native led the Boston College offense in two ACC matches, helping the Eagles pick up their first conference road win since the 2009 season. In the sweep of Wake Forest on Saturday, the outside hitter charted a career-best 18 kills with just three errors for a .441 attack percentage, the highest by a BC player this season. The rookie also produced 12 digs against the Demon Deacons to record her fourth double-double of the season.

Castle averaged 4.17 kills per set over the weekend, leading Boston College to its most productive hitting night of the season (.317) in Winston-Salem. The Eagles had not won a set against Wake Forest in the past four meetings or beaten the Demon Deacons since Oct. 28, 2007.

"Courtney has been a great addition to the program this season," Head Coach Chris Campbell stated. "Her ball control, both defensively and on offense, has been impressive. She has added pieces to her game each week and, should she continue that habit, will become an extremely effective player in the ACC."

This is the second ACC weekly honor of the season for Boston College. First-year setter Kellie Barnum was also recognized as Freshman of the Week on Oct. 3, after helping the Eagles sweep their conference matchups the previous weekend.

BC will continue conference play when it hosts Miami on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Power Gym.

ACC Weekly Honors for Boston College:
Courtney Castle - Oct. 17, 2011
Kellie Barnum - Oct. 3, 2011
Audrey Eichler - Sept. 4, 2007

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