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UB volleyball's Scout McLerran and Andrea Mitrovic earn MAC Player of the Week honors

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ATHLETICS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo volleyball team won two of the three MAC East weekly honors on Monday afternoon as sophomore Andrea Mitrovic was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week, while junior Scout McLerran was the inaugural winner of the league's new MAC East Setter of the Week.  

Mitrovic had a pair of dominating performance this past weekend as she was named to the All-Tournament at the Blue and White Classic.  Mitrovic had back-to-back 20-kill performances, beginning with 20 kills in the win over Seton Hall where she completed the double-double with 15 digs.  Mitrovic followed that performance up on Saturday against North Dakota State with 22 kills.  She hit .390 for the two matches as she had just 10 combined errors on 82 swings this weekend.
The league introduced the Setter of the Week award for 2018 season, honoring a setter in each the East and West divisions.  For teams running a 6-2 offense, both can be nominated for the award.
McLerran was named the top setter in the MAC East following a week where she led the Bulls to a 3-0 record as she played all 11 sets as the team's primary setter.  McLerran averaged 12.18 assists per set in the perfect week for the Bulls.  It began on Friday morning against Niagara when she had 43 assists in a three-set win over the Purple Eagles.  She added 47 assists in the victory against Big East foe Seton Hall and she finished the weekend with 44 assists against North Dakota State.  Offensively, McLerran also hit .600 in two of the three matches for the Bulls as she finished with just one hitting error.  McLerran completed the weekend with 18 total digs, including nine against Niagara.
The Bulls, who were the only team to go undefeated in the MAC this past weekend, will take their 3-0 record to the Cornell Invitational this weekend.  The Bulls will face Cornell on Friday night at 7pm and then will take on St. John's and Siena on Saturday.  All three matches will air on ESPN+.