Launsbach’s Attacking Prowess Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors

Launsbach’s Attacking Prowess Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College sophomore Sophie Launsbach has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) volleyball Player of the Week, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.

Launsbach was an attacking powerhouse in Amherst's 2-1 week, recording double-digit kills in all three games while hitting just shy of .400. She registered 15 kills and did not make an error in a 3-2 win over Bates in which she also added a solo block and four block assists. At Colby, Launsbach hit .632, registering 13 kills on just 19 attacks.

For the week, Launsbach averaged 3.00 kills and 0.46 blocks per set, as well as recording 14 digs and one service ace.

With a .431 hitting percentage, Launsbach is among the most effective and efficient players in the NESCAC so far this year. Her 3.16 kills per set and 101 total kills are both sixth in the conference and second on the team, and she leads the Mammoths with 17 total blocks.

Launsbach has amassed 117.5 points in 32 sets played. Her total points is 4th in the conference, while her 3.7 points per set is tied for third in the league.

Amherst (8-1, 2-0 NESCAC) will return to conference play on Friday evening when they host Middlebury at 7:00 PM in LeFrak Gymnasium.