Orsi Earns GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week

Cheyenne Orsi hits from the right side

WASHINGTON – A 10-kill, six-block performance in an important Patriot League road volleyball match has earned Cheyenne Orsi the selection as the GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Oct. 1.

Orsi, a junior middle blocker from Bristol, Conn., posted her first match of the season with double figures in kills during AU's three-set sweep at Holy Cross last Friday. It was the first match she led the Eagles in kills this year.

Her six blocks that night marked the third time this year Orsi has had five or more in a match. For the three matches last week, including a win at Army West Point and a loss at Navy, Orsi had a .333 hitting percentage and had a team-best 10 blocks.

American has three home matches this week at Bender Arena. The Eagles face a non-conference matchup with Delaware State on Wednesday at 7:00, then have first-place Lehigh coming to D.C. on Friday at 7:00. Lafayette comes to Bender Arena on Saturday at 4 p.m.