RICHMOND, Va. – Romana Kriskova keeps spiking kills at an unprecedented rate, and VCU keeps winning. On Monday, Kriskova got a little something for her effort when she was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week.
It's the first conference weekly award for the sophomore outside hitter from Bratislava, Slovakia, who was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team last year.
Last weekend at the Kentucky Classic in Lexington, Kriskova piled on the offense as the Rams (5-1) went 2-1 and nearly scored one of the biggest wins in school history. On Sept. 6, Kriskova hit a staggering .833 with 21 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Liberty. Later that evening, she blasted 17 kills and recorded 11 digs as the Rams pushed 21st-ranked Kentucky to five sets. The Rams were seeking their first win over a ranked team in school history. Kriskova punctuated her weekend with 27 kills – the most by a Ram since 2007 – in a 3-2 victory over East Tennessee State.
In three matches at Kentucky, Kriskova averaged 5.00 kills and 1.92 digs per set and hit .345. For the season, the 6-foot-3 Kriskova is averaging a team-best 4.72 kills and is hitting .312. Her 16 service aces also lead the team.
Kriskova and the Rams return to action on Thursday, Sept. 12 when they open Tennessee's Lady Vol Classic with a rematch with East Tennessee State at 4:30 p.m.