Brock earns CAA Co-Player of Week Honors after North Texas Tourney

Brock earns CAA Co-Player of Week Honors after North Texas Tourney


WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior middle hitter Sydney Brock hit an even .500 for the weekend, tied a UNCW match record for hitting average and was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player-of-the-Week on Monday.

"Sydney (Brock) had an amazing weekend offensively for us," said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. "She was smart with her shot selections, worked hard to transition and be available to her setters. She played with such a passion in from of her hometown family and friends."

The Seahawks won their third in-season tournament of the season after sweeping through the North Texas Invitational in Denton, Texas.

Brock, who was name tournament most valuable player, matched a school-record with a .733 hitting average with 11 kills and no errors in 15 attacks against Indiana State in the opening match of the tournament. The record was set in 2002 against Liberty by UNCW standout, Jennifer Mais.

Brock, a native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, followed up that effort with eight kills against Louisiana and 12 against host North Texas. She had just one hitting in each of those matches. For the weekend, Brock had 31 kills in 58 attacks and moved into fourth in the conference with a .360 average.

Defensively, Brock chipped in eight total blocks for the weekend.

She shared the honor with Towson's Jessica Lewis.

The Seahawks return to Hanover Hall for a 6 p.m. start on Tuesday.