Schulte earns first Patriot League Rookie of the Week award

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – For the first time in her young career, Lehigh volleyball rookie Megan Schulte took home weekly hardware, who was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week by the league office Tuesday morning.

Schulte thrilled the home crowd during the Lehigh Steel tournament over the weekend with a total of 49 kills (4.08 per set) with only nine errors and an attack percentage of 0.328 in three games to earn her first nod as the rookie of the week. Schulte has been Lehigh’s first freshman award winner since second outside hitter Lylah Washington won the award in March.

She started the weekend strong on Friday against St. Francis Brooklyn at home, recording 18 kills and 11 digs with zero errors for a hit percentage of 0.667. It also had a total of four blocks. Against Dartmouth over nightcap on Friday, Schulte cracked her career high in kills at three at 21, adding 16 digs and three more blocks. She led the team in Kills by 10 in Lehigh’s 3-0 win over Binghamton on Saturday afternoon.

In her first six college matches in her career, Schulte has scored 10 or more kills (with two kill-dig double doubles) in five of them and is currently third in the Patriot League in kills (74) and kills per set ( 3.22). first among qualified freshmen.

The Mountain Hawks and Schulte are continuing non-league action for the Tiger Invitational in Towson this weekend, facing the hosts on Friday afternoon before facing Florida Atlantic and Temple on Saturday. Lehigh is 2-4 through the first six games of the season and has won two of the last three games.

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