Lacee Barnhart selected AMCC Defensive Player of the Week

Lacee Barnhart

Penn State Altoona student-athlete Lacee Barnhart

Credit: Penn State

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball outside hitter Lacee Barnhart (Bellefonte, Pennsylvania/Bald Eagle) was tabbed as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 12.

Barnhart excelled defensively for the Lions last week in a pair of matches against non-conference opponents.

In Wednesday’s five-set loss at home to Geneva College, Barnhart recorded a team-high 28 digs. During Friday’s 3-0 sweep at Penn College, the student-athlete again led her team in digs with 13, and she also added two block assists.

On the week, Barnhart totaled 41 digs (5.13 digs per set) and two blocks (0.25 blocks per set). In the AMCC this season, she currently ranks third in total digs (98) and fourth in digs per set (3.77).

Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball is 1-5 overall this season. The Lions’ next match is this Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., when the team travels to take on non-conference opponent Wilkes University.