McCutcheon Earns SEC Player of the Week Honors
She is the first freshman in program history to be named SEC Player of the Week
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina freshman Lauren McCutcheon earned the SEC’s Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors on Monday afternoon. The Simpsonville, S.C. native helped South Carolina close out its non-conference schedule with a pair of sweeps last week, averaging 3.50 kills and 3.50 digs per set. She is the first freshman in program history to be named the conference’s Player of the Week; she previously earned Freshman of the Week honors on Aug. 30.
In the first match of the week, a 3-0 road win at Winthrop, McCutcheon finished with a double-double of 11 kills and 14 digs. She did not commit a single error on offense, hitting .355 and also adding an ace and a block. In Saturday’s non-conference finale against High Point, she hit .304 with 10 kills, seven digs and two blocks (one solo). McCutcheon committed just three total errors on 54 swings over the six sets and was perfect on 27 serve receptions. Through her first 10 matches as a Gamecock, McCutcheon ranks fourth on the team in kills, third in digs, fourth in blocks and leads the team with 14 service aces.
With an 8-2 record entering conference action, South Carolina opens with a home match against Georgia at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The game will air nationally on the SEC Network with Courtney Lyle and Missy Whittemore on the call.