Burton named HCAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for second straight week

Ashleigh Burton

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College volleyball senior Ashleigh Burton captured Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week, after leading the Quakers to a perfect five-win week.

Burton hit .535 over 15 sets in the five matches, helping improve Earlham's record to 8-1 to start the 2018 season.

She tallied 45 kills – an average of 3.00 kills per set – four blocks over the five matches. She recorded her week's high of 13 kills on 14 attacks with no errors (.929) in a three-set win over Capital University, and had a pair of block assists and two digs to help the Quaker cause.

Burton charted nine-kill performances against IU-Southeast and Crowley's Ridge College in the Earlham Quaker Classic tournament over the weekend, and charted eight kills on 16 attacks with two errors (.375) versus Wilmington (Ohio) in the tourney opener. She had six kills on six attacks in a three-set rout of Boyce College in Earlham's remaining game of the Quaker Classic.

This is Burton's third HCAC weekly honor of her career. In addition to last week's award, she previously earned Offensive Player of the Week honors as a junior on October 2, 2017.

Earlham volleyball returns to action on Wednesday evening when the Quakers host in-state rival Trine University in a non-conference road match. Match start time is 7:00 p.m.

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