CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore setter Aubrey Marsellis, of Austin Peay State University volleyball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.
Marsellis filled in admirably for illness-saddled junior Cami Fields, totaling 79 assists in Lady Gov wins against Southeast Missouri and UT Martin after playing sparingly against seventh-ranked Missouri, Tuesday. The matches against Southeast Missouri and UT Martin were the first two starts of Marsellis’ Lady Govs career, and she responded by leading the Austin Peay offense to a .219 attack percentage.
The Owasso, Okla. native posted 49 assists – the highest by a Lady Gov in a four-set match in 2013 – and led the Lady Govs with 16 digs and five blocks in Friday’s win against Southeast Missouri. Marsellis’ 30 assists and a team-high six blocks in a three-set win against UT Martin, helping the Lady Govs take the lead in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division.
The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.
Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:
- Senior Anthony Bradley, of the men’s golf team, finished fifth at the Bearcat Invitational with a two-under par 214 (69-75-70), leading the Govs to a third straight team title and their first victory of the fall schedule.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Filippone, of the women’s soccer team, made five saves and allowed just one goal in two matches last weekend, including a 3-0 shutout victory against conference-leading Eastern Illinois.
- Senior tailback Tim Phillips, of the football team, gained 115 all-purpose yards, including 83 yards rushing on 12 carries (6.9 ypc) in the Govs home-opening loss to Eastern Illinois, Thursday. Phillips nine-yard third-quarter touchdown run accounted for the Govs lone score on the day.