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Porché Earns League Player of the Week Honors
Angie Porché earned her third career Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week award. (Teri LaJeunesse)
Angie Porché earned her third career Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week award. (Teri LaJeunesse)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for her performance last weekend, the league announced today.

Porché kicked off the week with a solid nine-kill, five-dig effort as the Crusaders went on the road and swept Youngstown State in their Horizon League opener.  She then posted a couple of big matches on Saturday at the Pitt Blue and Gold Tournament, kicking off the day with ten kills on .364 hitting to go with six digs in a sweep of 2008 MEAC champion Maryland-Eastern Shore.  The senior then hit a season-best .433 in the nightcap against the host Panthers, posting a team-high 17 kills and also tallying eight digs.

On the weekend, Porché averaged a team-best 3.60 kills/set while swinging at a .317 clip and also picked up 1.90 digs/set.  This was the senior’s third career weekly honor from the Horizon League, and she also earned All-Tournament honors at Pitt, the eighth All-Tournament team of her career.  Porché and the rest of the Crusaders return to action on Friday evening at the ARC, with a 7 p.m. league matchup against Wright State.