Oct. 23, 2007
CHICAGO - Alyse Serritella, a sophomore on the Loyola University Chicago volleyball team, has been tabbed U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week it was announced today by the League office. The libero is the third Rambler and first volleyball player from Loyola to earn the honor this fall. Milwaukee junior swimmer Robby Leibold was named Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Last week, Serritella established a Loyola single-match record with 36 digs and added an assist in a five-game victory at Bradley on Oct. 16. In a four-game win over city rival UIC, she registered 15 digs and an assist as the Ramblers extended their season-best winning streak to three matches.
A secondary education/history major, Serritella helped Loyola earn a Game Plan/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award in 2006-07. For the year, she leads the Ramblers with 398 digs.
To be eligible for U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better, have completed at least one year at the member institution and passed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours in addition to perform well during the previous week's competition.
Loyola returns to action Friday, Oct. 26 when it hosts Cleveland State.