After piling up the awards as a freshman in 2009, it didnít take long for Seward County Lady Saints sophomore middle hitter Sheina Fernandes to add to the list in 2010 as she was named the first ever Verizon Wireless KJCCC Player of the Week for her performances Friday and Saturday at the Lamar Kick Off Classic. She was a unanimous selection among the four voters.
Fernandes won the conference player of the week award more than any other player last season, garnering the distinction 3 times in 2009 and took home the inaugural award in 2010 thanks to a weekend in which she led Seward to a 3-1 record and averaged nearly 3 kills per game. She hit .462 overall on the weekend, leading the team in that category as well as her 2.93 kills per game. She led the Lady Saints to wins over Trinidad State, Chandler-Gilbert, and Vernon on the weekend with 6, 13, and 14 kills respectively as well as chalking up 10 blocks in the 3 matches.
Fernandes and her Lady Saints will look to keep up their solid play as they face a tough early season test Wednesday night in the Greenhouse when they take on 14th ranked Pratt to open up Jayhawk West Conference play at 6:30.