Oct. 17, 2016
IRVING, Texas â€" Florida Atlantic University volleyball senior outside hitter Maja Ristic was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week following two five-set victories for the Owls last week.
The Brcko, Bosnia native put up a combined 40 kills this week in FAU's wins over Rice and North Texas. The senior had a season-high 21 kills in the Owls' comeback victory over Rice on Tuesday followed by 19 more kills against North Texas on Sunday. She added 15 digs on Tuesday and 16 digs on Sunday for her seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season.
"We played two good teams that challenged us physically and mentally," said Ristic. "I am very proud of my team, not only because of the wins but also for pushing and playing the best that we could. We wake up every day wanting to get better and closer to our goals."
The Owls return to Boca Raton for a three-match homestand, beginning on Friday, Oct. 21, when they host LA Tech. The match will start at 7 p.m. and live video and live stats will be available at www.fausports.com. For tickets, call the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS or log on to www.fausports.com.