Leyden named volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week by NAC

Leyden named volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week by NAC
September 12, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University freshman outside hitter Kayla Leyden has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference "Student-Athlete of the Week" for the period of September 3-9. During that span, the Eagles went 4-1, including winning the Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament at Aurora University. Leyden was named the "MVP" of the Coleman Tournament. In the five matches on the week - and 13 total games played - Leyden had a .341 attack percentage and had double-digit kill totals in all of the matches except BU's blowout win over Mt. Mary College (in which she played just one game). On the week, Leyden got it done on both sides of the net. She averaged 4.4 kills per game on offense and 3.8 digs per game defensively.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.