(Courtesy Saint Louis Athletics)
Saint Louis freshman outside hitter Nenye Okoro has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s volleyball Rookie of the Week, the conference announced today. It is her second accolade of the season.
Okoro was a stalwart on both sides of the net for the Billikens. She notched 2.83 kills per set, 2.67 digs per set and 10 blocks (.75 per set) in three matches at the Active Ankle Challenge in West Lafayette, Ind. Against No. 11 Purdue, Okoro had 16 kills, 12 digs and five blocks to help the Billikens topple the Boilermakers in five sets.
Okoro and the Billikens (10-4) open Atlantic 10 Conference play this weekend on the road. They take on La Salle on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. (CT) and defending conference champion Duquesne on Sept. 28 at noon.