Samantha Zacharias is ACAC Athlete of the Week for Oct 20-26, 2014

Posted: October 28, 2014

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper ACAC Athletes of the Week

Oct. 20-26, 2014

Sam Zacharias had another outstanding weekend for the Briercrest Women’s Volleyball team as they hosted the defending national champion Red Deer Queen’s. Briercrest split the weekend, losing 3-1 Friday and responding with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Zacharias had a great performance Friday night earning 18 points, with 16 kills and 2 service aces. She also added 10 digs. On Saturday, the 2nd year outside hitter took her game to another level, earning 31 points in the 4 sets! She was an unstoppable attacking force, with 24 kills (an average of 6 per set!), and also had 5 service aces and 1 stuff block. She made a huge contribution on defense with 20 digs in the match and was lights out on serve receive, passing a 2.66 average! Sam was named player of the game and led the Briercrest team to their first victory over Red Deer since the 2000-01 season. It was a great weekend for the left side hitter as she averaged over 6 points per set in the 2 matches and added to her league-leading totals in kills per set, aces per set and points per set!

Zacharias is in her second year of her BA Business at Briercrest, and has developed into a more well-rounded player this season, developing into a great leader on the court with her strong, consistent play.

Congratulations Sam on chosen Athlete of the Week!