A four-time Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy All American volley player was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s national Division I Women Player of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.
Kayla Lund signed her letter of intent to join the University of Pittsburgh in late 2016, just before graduating from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
Now a graduate student at the No. 4-ranked Panthers, Lund “made history as the program’s first student-athlete to earn National Player of the Week honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association,” according to a statement from the university.
Additionally, Lund was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week, along with junior middle blocker Marina Markova of Syracuse, according to the college.
“The honors are Lund’s first of the season and the seventh of her career — already a program record,” the statement said.
Just last weekend Lund led her team to back-to-back five-set wins against Baylor and Tennessee, “helping the Panthers reach a 5-0 overall record,” the statement added. “The outside hitter led Pitt with 40 kills over the 10 sets played, amounting to 4.00 kills per set on .337 hitting.”
Upon signing her letter of intent to attend the University of Pittsburgh nearly five years ago, Lund said she was “so thankful and humbled for my four years I played here at Sacred Heart.”
“I’m really thankful for the years that I’ve had, everyone I’ve played with and for all of the coaches,” she said.
More information on the Pittsburgh Panthers athletics program is available online at pittsburghpanthers.com.