Two Seward Players Win KJCCC Weekly Awards
Brock Kappelmann - October 6, 2016 7:03 am
Seward County freshman Mariana Nascimento had a huge week for the Lady Saints going up against some of the best teams in the country this week. A force on both sides of the net, Nascimento averaged nearly 3 kills per set and hit .436 offensively while also stuffing an average of 1.22 attacks on the defensive side. Monday in a huge Jayhawk West win over Hutchinson, Nascimento had 10 kills and 6 blocks for the Lady Saints. After solid matches against Colby and #5 Panola, she put together three straight huge contests in the Tyler Invitational, banging home a then career high 14 kills with 5 blocks against Navarro, backed that up with 13 kills and 3 blocks in an upset win over #12 San Jacinto, and ended the week with a career high 16 kills and 8 blocks against the #3 team in the country in Missouri State-West Plains.
Belissa Guidotti had her own little block party this week competing against some of the best teams the NJCAA has to offer. The sophomore middle added 36 to her NJCAA leading 116 blocks on the season, averaging 1.57 rejections per set on the week. Guidotti opened the week with 8 blocks in a big win for Seward over #19 Hutchinson and followed that with a 10 block performance against Colby two days later. In the Tyler Invitational over the weekend she notched 8 more blocks against Navarro and then 5 in an upset win over #12 San Jacinto.