Charlotte, N.C. — Setter Molly LaMere, the lone senior on Kansas University's volleyball team, was named most valuable player after helping the Jayhawks win the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday.
KU defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 30-14, 30-14, 30-26 and host Charlotte, 30-28, 32-30, 30-21, to cap a 4-0 run in the season-opening tourney.
"I'm proud of the way our team handled itself during the first two games of the championship match," KU fourth-year head coach Ray Bechard said. "Games one and two against Charlotte were very tight and we were able to win each of those against a tough 49er team."
KU junior Molly Scavuzzo, an all-tournament selection, posted a team-high 11 kills against Virginia Commonwealth and had nine kills against Charlotte.
Freshman outside hitter Danielle McHenry led the Jayhawks with 15 kills and junior middle blocker Kylie Thomas tied a career-best 12 kills against the 49ers. LaMere posted 38 assists in both matches.
KU had a .407 hitting average against Virginia Commonwealth.
KU will play its first home match on Wednesday against Wichita State. The match will begin at 7 p.m.