Highland's Lukes Earns KJCCC Player of the Weekpublished October 28, 2016
Highland’s Lukes Earns KJCCC Player of the Week
Highland sophomore Tyrecia Lukes (Homestead, FL) earned the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week award after putting up impressive stats in the Scotties’ last five games.
This past week, Lukes had an outstanding performance against Hesston College, helping her team win in three straight sets. She totaled 14 kills with only three errors, hitting a .524 hitting percentage. She also had six total blocks on the evening.
The volleyball team competed in the Triton Invitational in Fort Dodge, Iowa over the weekend where Lukes, along with two of her teammates, made the All-Tournament Team. She hit an impressive .426 average in the four games played, having 49 kills. 11 digs went in her favor throughout the weekend, along with 18 total blocks which currently has her sitting in second in the KJCCC East with 129. Lukes is also in second in the KJCCC East with total kills, 393, as well as tied for second with 61 solo blocks.
Lukes has broken the blocking record for a single season here at Highland, has been named 'Scottie Athlete of the Week' twice, and was named to two different All-Tournament Teams.
Coach Jon Bingesser expressed his thoughts, "Ty has had some exceptional weeks, so to see her recognized as the Player of the Week is very rewarding, not just for me as her coach, but for our entire team. It's been awhile since a Highland volleyball player was named KJCCC Player of the Week; we are all so especially proud of her. After making the All-Tournament Team at the Triton Invite, cracking into the top 20 national poll as a team, and now a Player of the Week honor, Ty is proving that Highland volleyball isn't finished yet."
The sophomore has helped lead the Scotties to a 23-12 overall record and 5-3 in the conference. They travel to Arkansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, October 26th to take on the Cowley Tigers at 6:30 pm.