Le Guillou becomes Nuggets’ 1st national weekly volleyball award winner

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NEW ORLEANS — Eva Le Guillou has produced a first for the Xavier University of Louisiana volleyball program: an NAIA weekly national award.

Le Guillou is the NAIA National Setter of the Week for Oct. 29-Nov. 4 after averaging 12.75 assists per set in three matches. The NAIA announced the award Tuesday.

A sophomore from Velizy-Villacoublay, France, Le Guillou totaled 102 assists, five aces, two blocks and nine digs to help the Gold Nuggets (24-6) close the regular season with a victory against Edward Waters and two wins against Tougaloo. Le Guillou’s 45 assists Sunday at Tougaloo set a XULA record for a three-set match and helped the Gold Nuggets win the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship outright.

“Eva played well last week,” XULA head coach Pat Kendrick said. “She is always working to improve.”

The Gold Nuggets will be top-seeded in the GCAC Tournament at SUNO’s The Castle. They’ll have a first-round bye and play Edward Waters or Talladega in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday. The championship match will start at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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