Lewis & Clark’s Meyer, Navarro sweep NWC weekly awards

Lewis & Clark’s Meyer, Navarro sweep NWC weekly awards


FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers have won three of their last four matches including a weekend sweep of Linfield and Willamette that moved the Pios to within one game of second place in the Northwest Conference.

Kortney Meyer and Alexe Navarro stood out in both Lewis & Clark matches last weekend and their performances earned them NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday.

Meyer was chosen for the offensive award after hitting a career-best .704 with 20 kills in Saturday's four-set win over Willamette. Following this weekend's play, the sophomore middle blocker's hitting percentage was the second-highest in a single match among the conference's top-10 in hitting percentage this season. She is ranked tenth currently. Against Linfield, Meyer smacked down six kills with a .263 hitting percentage and had seven block assists, which is tied for second-most in Lewis & Clark history.

Navarro is the NWC's reigning Libero of the Year and received the weekly defensive award. She averaged 6.14 digs per set against Linfield and Willamette, picking up 16 against Linfield and 27 on the road against the Bearcats. Navarro also added eight assists.

The awards are the first for Lewis & Clark volleyball since Isabel Valentine won in October 2014.

Lewis & Clark hosts first-place Whitworth on Friday and second-place Whitman on Saturday. The Pioneers trail Whitman by one game in the standings.

2016-17 Lewis & Clark NWC Student-Athletes of the Week

Sept. 12 - Annie McCutchan (Women's Golf)
Sept. 19 - Claire Burke (Women's Golf)
Oct. 3 - Kortney Meyer (Volleyball - Offensive)
Oct. 3 - Alexe Navarro (Volleyball - Defensive)



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