Sept. 13 - Wexford, Pa. – After leading the Bethany College volleyball team to a perfect 6-0 week, Bison senior captain Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 12th.
The 5-10 middle blocker compiled 65 kills, 16 blocks, and 12 aces in six matches, which included a PAC victory over Chatham and a first place tie in the Rose-Hulman Tournament. Talkington assisted in the 3-0 PAC win over Chatham on Sept. 7th after slamming down seven kills with a .778 hitting percentage. The senior captain then dominated over the weekend in the Rose-Hulman Tournament after amassing 10 kills in a win over Wilmington and a career-high tying 26 kills in a win over DePauw.
Talkington was also selected to the Rose-Hulman All-Tournament Team. This is the second All-Tournament Team honor for Talkington this season. She first earned this distinction after leading the Bison to first place in the Haverford Tournament during the weekend of Sept. 3rd and 4th.
In leading the Bison to a perfect 10-0 overall record, the best start in school history, Talkington has also worked her way to become a conference leader in multiple individual categories. The Bethany senior currently ranks second in kills and hitting percentage with an average of 3.39 kills per game and a hitting percentage of .452. Talkington also currently ranks second in blocks with an average of 1.19 per game and is seventh in the league for serving aces.
“Carrie has been playing very consistently over the first two weeks of the season,” explains Bethany head coach Courtney Kline. “This past weekend she stepped up her level of play even more to help lead the team to a close win over DePauw. I look forward to Carrie to continue to do great things this season.”
A physical education major, Carrie is the daughter of Bill and Sandy Talkington of Moundsville, W.Va.
By: Candace Pacheco Sports Information Student Assistant