Tejada, Vach Earn ACC Weekly Honors
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Cianna Tejada and Savannah Vach claimed ACC Player of the Week honors, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday afternoon.
The recognitions come after an undefeated weekend from Tejada and Vach against Duke and UNC for the first home ACC weekend.
Tejada, a sophomore, earned the Defensive Player of the Week award after setting a new career-record for herself with 7.0 blocks, as well as collecting three kills and one dig for 6.5 points. The following match against UNC, she broke her previous record with 8.0 blocks and earned five kills for 8.5 points.
Overall, the sophomore tallied 15.0 blocks and eight kills on the weekend and ties for eighth in the Miami record book for most blocks in a four-set match.
The fifth-year setter, Vach, earned the Setter of the Week accolade after tallying 76 assists. Against Duke, the Florida native earned 47 assists for a .490 percentage, as well as notching eight digs, two kills and an ace to notch the 3-1 win. Then, Vach helped guide the team to a 3-1 win over UNC by claiming 29 assists, eight digs, three blocks, two aces and a kill.
She leads the conference in assists per set (10.73) and is 16th in the NCAA, while also ranking second in the ACC in total assists (558) and 45th in the NCAA.
The weekly honor marks Vach’s fourth of the season and fifth for her career, while Tejada collects her first career honor.
Miami is back in action this Wednesday, Oct. 4, to host an in-state rivalry against Florida State at the Knight Sports Complex.