Martinez, Washington on All-Tournament Team
LINCOLN, Neb. — LSU volleyball seniors Elena Martinez and Kyna Washington both were named to the Ameritas Players Challenge all-tournament team after leading the Tigers to a 1-1 performance on the weekend.
The Tigers dropped a tough match Friday night to No. 2 Nebraska and then rebounded Saturday for a victory over St. John’s ? a Sweet 16 team from a year ago.
Both LSU seniors played a large role in LSU’s successes in the tournament. Washington posted 21 kills on the weekend, including a 14-kill output against St. John’s. She also had nine blocks against the Red Storm, which was a career high for the Houston native.
Martinez contributed 10 digs against Nebraska and another 15 against St. John’s. Those grabs gave the New Orleans native a new career milestone, as with her 11th dig against the Red Storm she earned the 1,000th dig of her career. She also moved up to ninth place all-time for career digs in LSU history.
This is the second all-tournament team Martinez has made this season, as she also was part of the Bluejay Invitational all-tournament team at Creighton in Omaha, Neb.
Next up for the Tigers is the start of Southeastern Conference play with trips to South Carolina and Florida next weekend.
Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
Elena Martinez – LSU
Kyna Washington – LSU
Jade Michaelson – New Mexico
Jeanne Fairchild – New Mexico
Kori Cooper – Nebraska
Sydney Anderson – Nebraska
Jordan Larson – Nebraska
MVP – Jordan Larson, Nebraska