Erin Lutz chosen as AMCC Defensive Player of the Week

Erin Lutz

Erin Lutz

Credit: Penn State

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona junior libero Erin Lutz (State College, Pennsylvania/State College) was tabbed as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week in women’s volleyball on Monday.

Lutz continued her strong season for the Lions last week, helping to anchor the team’s defense in a pair of AMCC wins.

In Wednesday night’s 3-0 sweep of La Roche University on the road, Lutz provided 19 digs. The junior recorded 19 more digs on Saturday, during her team’s 3-1 victory at home over Pitt-Bradford.

On the week, Lutz totaled 38 digs for an average of 5.43 digs per set. She also contributed to her team’s offensive efforts by chipping in three assists and one service ace.

In 14 matches to date this season, Lutz ranks second in the AMCC in digs per set (4.71) and third in total digs (240). This is her first career AMCC Player of the Week award.

Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball is 10-4 overall and 3-2 in the AMCC. The Lions’ next match is at home this Wednesday, Oct. 20, when the team hosts conference foe Pitt-Greensburg at 7 p.m.