Athletes of the Week

Jordan Horne, Transylvania, Volleyball (Offensive)
Jordan Horne Transylvania Volleyball (Offensive)Jordan Horne (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outside Hitter | Senior – Horne’s gaudy numbers propelled the No. 23 Pioneers to a 3-0 week with two more wins against HCAC opposition and an additional nonconference win. Horne registered her second-highest kill total of the year with 19 kills in a 3-1 win at Defiance on Saturday. Horne had 19 of the team’s 49 kills, including four in the first five points of the match by the Pioneers. Horne instantly followed that performance with another match-high 18 kills in an ensuing 3-1 win against Olivet College. Horne put forth a .310 attacking percentage in the night cap. In the finishing fourth set, a 25-10 win, Horne spurred the Pioneers to victory with four kills in the first eight points on the way to a set-opening 9-2 scoring run. Over three matches for the week, Horne had 47 kills, (4.27 kills per set), seven blocks, seven digs, and an ace, helping raise Transylvania’s record to 9-0 in the month of October.
Sylvie Miller, Transylvania, Volleyball (Defensive)
Sylvie Miller Transylvania Volleyball (Defensive)Sylvie Miller (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defensive Specialist | Freshman - Miller had a busy defensive week in leading the Pioneers to a 3-0 record, including a 2-0 record over HCAC competition as Transylvania raised its HCAC record to 7-0. Miller’s week was highlighted by a career-high 26 digs in a four-set win over Defiance on Saturday. Miller led a team defense that held Defiance to a -.035 attacking percentage in the fourth and final set, and a .000 attacking percentage in the opening set. Miller added three aces in the win, her second-highest match total of the season. Miller had an impactful performance in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Franklin at home, tallying a match-high 24 digs, representing 40 percent of the team’s digs. For the week, Miller tallied 59 digs, six aces, and five assists.

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