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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Call her Aniah "Tri-lo" ? -- Tuesday CARDINAL COUPLE


For the third consecutive week, the VolleyCards freshman outside hitter Aniah Philo has been named the ACC Freshman of the Week after her performances against Notre Dame and Virginia.

Just call her Aniah Trilo. 

Philo got her fourth double-double of the season against the Irish when she produced 13 kills and 12 digs. Several days later, "Tri-lo" contributed eight kills, nine digs and six blocks against the Cavaliers. Her hitting average was .319 for the week in Louisville's straight-set thumping of the opposition.

She also put a big smile on the face of Louisville Volleyball head coach Anne Kordes with the stats. Kordes talks about her consistency and resiliency:

...For instance, if she gets blocked or, you know, she gets aced, I’m not worried about the very next ball either getting set to her or the next serve coming at her, She doesn’t have a funk. I actually don’t know if she remembers that it happened, so that’s kind of the fun part, you know, she just plays...

Previous to Philo's streak, Anna Walsh...a Virginia middle-hitter had taken Freshman of the Week honors for three consecutive weeks. Walsh and Philo played club ball on the same team in Texas and catching Walsh was one of Philo's driving points.

Philo is also mindful that the continued success requires continued hard work. 

...You have to work hard for it. Someone can come in and take your position at any time...

Just as Philo replaced previous starter Maya McClendon...who led the team in kills last season. 

The question is...if Aniah wins the award for a fourth time this we call her Aniah Quad-lo? 



The Cards pre-season media day is today from noon-1 p.m.

Jeff Walz will discuss the program and answer questions and the players will be made available before the Cards practice.

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