Lakeland’s Iesha Niciu named OCCAC volleyball player of the week

Lakeland’s Iesha Niciu named OCCAC volleyball player of the week

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Players of the Week for women's volleyball (Oct. 16-22) are Iesha Niciu (D-II) of Lakeland Community College and Columbus State Community College's Alaina Monroe (D-III).

Niciu, a freshman middle blocker from Ashtabula attacked .479 with 4.78 kills per set offensively while putting up a whopping 3.5 blocks per set on the defensive side. She helped push the Lakers to three sweeps over conference opponents last week.

Niciu opened up with 15 kills and a .483 hitting percentage and 13 blocks against Lorain County Community College on Oct. 18. Following a solid performance against Clark State Community College on Oct. 20, Niciu exploded for another double-double (20 kills and 17 blocks) in a victory over Edison State Community College on Oct. 21. She earned kills on 20-of-24 attempts with four errors against Edison, good for a .667 attacking efficiency.

(Written by OCCAC sports information Kyle Kuhlman)

In 25 games this season, Niciu is second on the team with 263 kills and first on the team with 192 blocks.

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Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit