October 21, 2013

KRISKOVA CROWNED A-10 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (AGAIN)

RICHMOND, Va. – This is becoming a habit.

VCU sophomore Romana Kriskova (Bratislava, Slovakia) captured her fourth Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week award Monday. VCU players have captured six of the eight A-10 offensive weekly honors this season.
 
For Kriskova, this weekend was a continuation of the status quo, which is a good thing. The 6-foot-3 outside hitter averaged 5.50 kills per set and hit .371 this week as VCU rolled to a pair of sweeps over league foes George Mason and Saint Louis at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Behind Kriskova's effort, the Rams improved to 19-5 overall and 7-1 in A-10 play.
 
This season, Kriskova is averaging 5.56 points and 4.80 kills per set, which rank fourth and seventh, respectively, in the country. She's also hitting .276 and leads the Rams with 40 service aces. On Friday against George Mason, Kriskova fired six aces, including three in the match's first four points.
 
Kriskova's 456 kills this season rank fifth in school single-season history. She trails Shannon McMeekin by five kills for fourth place. In addition, Kriskova is on pace to shatter the school record for kills per set of 4.46, established by Ludmila Francescatto in 2006.
 
VCU and Kriskova return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 22, when they host longtime rival William & Mary at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
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