BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first week the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced their Players of the Week, King University had a pair of student-athletes recognized. Olivia Drake was selected ECAC Defensive Player of the Week for women's soccer and Amy Serowski earned the same award for women's volleyball.
Drake led King to an unbeaten week with a pair of shutouts, starting the week by making eight saves in a 0-0 draw at Mars Hill for her first career solo shutout. The senior followed it with seven saves as King opened Conference Carolinas play with a 1-0 win at Erskine on Saturday. In her career, Drake had helped the Tornado four shutouts, but the two this week are her first solo shutouts. For Drake, this is the first time she has been recognized by the ECAC.
Serowski led the Tornado defense to a 2-1 record at the Erskine Tournamen. The senior started the week with 13 digs against Shorter University before coming up with 29 digs in a win over Coker College. She closed the week with 14 digs in a sweep of UVa-Wise. For the week she averaged 5.60 digs per set, and on the season she ranks second in Conference Carolinas with an average of 5.20 digs per set. This marks the first time this season Serowski has been recognized by the ECAC and the second time in her career.
The King women's soccer team hosts Lees-McRae College on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. while the Tornado women's volleyball team travels to North Greenville University on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday.