Sept. 27, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Outside hitter Andrea McHugh was named the BIG EAST Conference's Volleyball Freshman of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon. The honor is the second for McHugh in the first five weeks of the season, as she previously earned the award Aug. 30.
Notre Dame rallied behind McHugh's arm during a 3-0 sweep of West Virginia (Sept. 24), as she came through with 16 kills and 13 scoops for the fifth double-double of her early career. Seven of those kills came in the third set when Notre Dame rallied from a 24-20 deficit to capture the win. More importantly for the Irish, the win over the Mountaineers snapped a three-match losing streak.
McHugh went on to post nine kills and seven digs in a 3-0 win against Pittsburgh (Sept. 26). She wrapped up the weekend with 4.17 kills/set and 3.33 digs/set.
The Irish continue league action next weekend at USF (Oct. 1) and Georgetown (Oct. 3).