OCALA—The College of Central Florida sophomore setter Nathaly Alvarez was named NJCAA Region 8 Volleyball Player of the Week during the first voting period of the 2016 season.
Alvarez led the Patriots to three wins in four matches at the HCC Kickoff Classic, including a straight-set victory over host and Region 8 No. 1/NJCAA No. 3 Hillsborough Community College. She averaged 2.6 kills, 2.2 digs, 6.1 assists, 0.4 blocks and 2.8 points per set (13 total sets) while posting a 0.622 hitting percentage on the weekend.
Alvarez, 2015 NJCAA All-American and four-time Region 8 Setter of the Week, played her best match against reigning state champions HCC posting a quadruple-double (14 kills, 20 assists, 12 digs, 15 points) in the decisive 3-0 victory.
The Patriots will make their regular-season home debut September 10, hosting a tri-match against Palm Beach State College (Noon) and State College of Florida-Manatee (4 p.m.).
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