By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College freshman Maggie Roper (Buford) is the first volleyball player in school history to receive Player of the Week honors from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).
Roper was a strong force for the Bobcats this past week. In the Bobcats' first conference win of the season she slammed down 20 kills and put up 10 digs against Columbus State University. She then registered back-to-back double-doubles with 17 kills and 17 digs against UNC Pembroke.
Topping off her solid week, Roper had eight kills and 10 digs in Georgia College's loss to Francis Marion University. Overall, Roper aided in a positive week, pushing the Bobcats to the most wins in the young program's history with seven.
She is currently ranked 12th in the PBC in kills per set, but moves up to eighth in conference matches. Roper has also earned herself the third spot in total kills in league meetings.
The Bobcats seek to improve on their record-setting wins as they take on GRU Augusta Sautrday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.
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