Junior Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) of The University of Scranton volleyball team did a little bit of everything for the Royals in leading the squad to a 2-1 record at the Scranton Invitational this past weekend and for her efforts, she was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sept. 1 on Tuesday.
For Norman, this marks the first time in her already decorated Scranton career that she has been named the Landmark's Athlete of the Week.
On the weekend, Norman continued to set up the Royals attack in three matches, but also got in on the act on the offensive end and upfront at the net, as Scranton knocked off New Paltz (3-1 on Friday) and RIT (3-2 on Saturday), before dropping a tough 3-2 decision to Coast Guard.
To open the weekend, Norman dished out 30 assists in the New Paltz win, while adding eight digs and two block-assists in the Royals' 3-1 victory to open the year. Against RIT, Norman had maybe her best all-around game of the Invitational, as she finished with 16 assists, 12 digs, and six kills in Scranton's thrilling five-set win.
In the final match of the weekend against Coast Guard, Norman was once again strong in a tough loss for the Royals, going into double-figures in kills in a match with 10. She also finished with 21 assists, nine digs and four total blocks (one solo), as she was eventually named to the All-Scranton Invitational Team for her efforts in the three matches.
Norman and the rest of The University of Scranton volleyball team returns to action on Friday, as they travel to Lebanon Valley for a non-conference match.