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Johnston named Landmark Player of the Week

(Posted October 26, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College senior opposite Paige Johnston (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) has been the named the Landmark Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week, for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 25.

Johnston averaged 3.31 kills per set over four matches while leading Juniata to a perfect 4-0 week, including a win over a Division II opponent.

She totaled 43 kills over the four matches, including 17 kills in a 3-1 victory over California University of Pa. â?" just two shy of her season high. For the week, she hit .368 with just eight errors on 95 swings. Johnston logged 10 service aces over the week, including four against California, for an impressive 0.77 ace per set average. She also amassed 35 digs over the week, averaging 2.69 per set.

For her efforts in Juniata's 3-0 performance in the Wid Guisler Invitational tournament, Johnston was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Juniata (27-2) completes its 2009 regular season this weekend when it travels to San Antonio, Texas, for three matches in the Trinity Nationl Invitational. The Eagles will face the host squad from Trinity University (Texas) on Friday, followed by matches against Wittenberg University and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday.

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