Gilleland Named MAC East Player Of The Week

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Aesia Toliver

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Updated Mon, Sep 2, 2013 10:10 pm
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In addition to Ohio Women’s Volleyball’s jaw-dropping performance in the Oregon Classic this weekend, sophomore setter Abby Gilleland was named Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of The Week.

Gilleland played her best yet in the tournament championship against No. 8 Oregon. Gilleland finished the championship game with 36 assists, five kills, eight digs, two service aces and a block assist.  It was no surprise with such a performance that Gilleland was named The Oregon Classic Most Valuable Player.

Gilleland averaged 10.33 assists while leading Ohio to a 3-0 record and the tournament title. The team left the state of Oregon untouched with a 9-0 set record. Ohio is now ranked No. 27 in the nation according to Monday's American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Coaches’ Poll.

Ohio career highlights for Gilleland include being named to the 2012 All-MAC Freshman Team, playing all 31 regular season matches last season, and leading the Bobcats with 970 assists. As a freshman Gilleland ranked ninth in the MAC in the category. Next up Gilleland and the ‘Cats host the Bobcat Invitational, which includes a matchup against the No. 24 North Carolina Tarheels. 

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