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Peacock Scoops NJCAA Div1 Player of the Week Honors

Posted by devo on September 18, 2009

The week just keeps getting better for the College of Southern Idaho volleyball team. A day after learning it ascended to No. 1 in the national polls, CSI right-side hitter Jessica Peacock received NJCAA Division I Player of the Week honors for her accomplishments last weekend in Houston.

Peacock recorded 79 kills in five matches in Houston — all CSI victories, including three wins over Top 10 opposition. She played just one set in CSI’s first match of the weekend but featured prominently in the other four. “It’s a privilege to get a little bit of recognition like this, but I couldn’t have gotten the kills if the passes and sets weren’t there,” said Peacock. “I don’t think of it as something I did, as I couldn’t have done it without the team.”

The Australia international leads the nation with 193 kills on the season. Of greater import to the team, Peacock exerted some of her leadership authority when the chips were down. So far this season, she’s pushed all the right buttons in that area. “She’s just a leader through and through, whether it’s in action or emotionally,” said CSI coach Heidi Cartisser. “Jess is a big-time player who shows up in the big-time matches. Teams that play us know they have to defend for her, and that opens up opportunities for the rest of our offense to hit 1-on-1.” more@American Chronicle

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