Posted by Steve Wilson - Mon, Sep. 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM - [ Volleyball ] - Viewed 31 times
Wendy Romero (5) was named AMC Player of the Week after averaging four kills per set last week in five matches.
PARKVILLE, Mo. – Wendy Romero collected two double-doubles, five double-figure offensive matches and a lethal afternoon at the service line (eight aces) against Indiana-East, last week, and Monday, she was named American Midwest Conference Volleyball Player of the Week by league officials in the first installment of the award for the 2014 season.
Romero totaled 60 kills and hit .325, averaging four kills per set with 14 aces on the week. She also had 10 blocks and 32 digs on the week, helping Park to its first 5-0 start since 2004 and its first-ever 15-set win streak to begin a season.
In the Pirates' season opener at home against Kansas Wesleyan, Romero had 11 kills and 11 digs, a double-double in her first collegiate match, and she followed it with a 12-kill, 13-dig double-double against Indiana-East in the first match of the Hampton Inn Volleyball Classic in Columbia. In that match, she also had eight of her 14 aces on the week.
"Wendy had a great week despite the way it started for her," said Park coach Mike Talamantes. "She did make nine errors in the KWU match, and she wasn't sharp, but that tells us her best volleyball is in front of her. She has the potential to be a phenomenal player in this conference."
Romero was an Olympian for the Venezuelan national team at the age of 16, competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Last year, she was an NJCAA First-Team All-American for Miami Dade College.
At 5-0, the Pirates travel to Avila University (1-3) Tuesday night at 7 p.m., a match that will be carried on Avila's Livestream page at http://www.livestream.com/avilaathletics. Park University will provide live stats on the Pirate Sports Network at www.parkathletics.com (click on the volleyball schedule link).