Pereira is NJCAA Player of the Week
Brock Kappelmann - November 3, 2016 1:21 pm
One day after receiving the first Jayhawk West Player of the Week award of her Seward County career, Lady Saint sophomore Amanda Pereira one upped herself on Wednesday as she was named the NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week in an NJCAA weekly release.
Pereira saved two of her best games of the season for the final week of the regular season, notching double-doubles in each of Seward’s victories over Barton and Colby to help the Lady Saints to their first Jayhawk West Conference Championship since the 2009 season. She averaged 10.29 assists and 3.43 digs per set as well as nearly a block per set in Seward’s two matches. Wednesday against Barton, she filled up the stat sheet as she dialed up a career best 44 assists and 13 assists while also finishing with 5 kills and 3 blocks in the win. Saturday against Colby she played big again with 28 assists and 11 digs for her second straight double-double, chipping in 3 more blocks including a pair of solos for the Lady Saints.
Pereira is the first Jayhawk Conference player to be named NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week since Seward freshmen Angelina Minor won the award in the final week of the season in 2014.
With a win in the Greenhouse last night in the first round of the 2016 NJCAA Region VI Tournament, Pereira and the Lady Saints are on their way to Hutchinson where they will compete in the four team, single elimination Region VI Championships on Sunday in the Sports Arena.