Cleveland Named SLC’s “Offensive Player of the Week”

Courtesy: Paul Ridings, Jr., SHSU Sports Information

Sam Houston senior outside hitter Kendall Cleveland has been named as Southland Conference volleyball “Offensive Player of the Week” after leading the Bearkats to a pair of road victories that landed SHSU in first place in the 2012 Southland race.

Cleveland led the team offensively as the Bearkats knocked off both Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas on the road. Central Arkansas was a perfect 11-0 at home prior to the loss.

Sam Houston extends its winning streak to 11, the longest current streak in the league this year and longest for the Bearkats as an NCAA Division I team.

The Houston, Texas (Cy Creek), native was nearly perfect in the front line with only nine hitting errors in 89 attempts.

The senior produced a career best 22 kills in the Oral Roberts victory and knocked down 14 kills in the UCA win.

Cleveland sits fifth in the Southland with 3.23 kills per set.

Sam Houston setter Tayler Gray took honorable mention honors for Southland “Defensive Player of the Week”.

The Bearkats have five matches remaining in the regular season with two this week at home at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

Sam Houston plays host to Southeastern Louisiana Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Nicholls State Saturday at 10 a.m.

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