SPARTANBURG, S.C. - College of Charleston sophomore Sloane White was named the Southern Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Month, the conference office announced Wednesday.
A native of Indianapolis, Ind., White averaged 3.39 kills per set and hit a scorching .449 in November, leading College of Charleston to an 8-0 record, the SoCon Tournament Championship and an NCAA first-round victory over No. 23 Miami.
White reached double digits in kills six times in the month, including in each the last five contests. She hit an even .700 in CofC’s 3-0 win over Wofford to open the month and followed that up with 13 kills and three blocks in the Cougars’ five-set win over Furman, including six in the fifth set.
In the Southern Conference tournament, the sophomore totaled 51 kills and hit .453 in three matches to earn tournament Most Outstanding Player honors as College of Charleston won its seventh SoCon tournament title. White had 18 kills and six digs against Chattanooga in the first round, 17 kills and three digs in a second-round win over Samford and 16 kills and six blocks in the title match against Furman.
In the NCAA first round, White had 17 kills and added eight digs as the Cougars knocked off the Hurricanes for the first win over a ranked opponent in school history. White tallied the match-winning kills against both Furman and Miami to seal the dramatic five-set victories for the Cougars.
This marks the first monthly honor for White who earned All-SoCon Second Team honors this season and was the 2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year.