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Eastern Florida's Nielander Wins Defensive Player of Week Honors
Sept. 17, 2013 - Eastern Florida State College sophomore volleyball player Alana Nielander was named as the Florida College System Activities Association Defensive Player of the Week.
Nielander, a 5-foot, 8-inch graduate of Lake Placid (FL) High, moved to libero from her normal position of outside hitter and posted 115 digs last week with an average of 5.476 per set.
Nielander also became the leader in the FCSAA 25 Dig Club with 37 against Lake-Sumter State College on Friday and backed that up with 25 digs against Clearwater Christian College on Saturday.
"I am very pleased for Alana," Eastern Florida head coach Herb Tokumoto said. "She was put into a pressure position and performed great. To be recognized by coaches of teams she has and will compete against is a great compliment."