NAC Women's Volleyball Weekly Honors (Week Ending 9/9/18)



Player of the Week

Avery O'Neal, Maine Maritime

(Jr., L - Burbank, Calif.)

O'Neal had a big week for the Mariners against five tough non-conference opponents, totaling 46 kills (2.56 k/s), 45 digs (2.50 d/s), 20 service aces (1.11 sa/s), seven assists and three total blocks. In the Mariners 3-1 loss to Colby, she tallied five kills, one dig, one ace and an assist. On Friday in a tough 3-2 loss to Western Connecticut College O'Neal tallied a double-double of 18 digs, 11 kills and also contributed six aces and three assists. In the 3-0 loss to Coast Guard she recorded nine kills, six digs, three aces and two assists. On Saturday, the junior led the Mariners to a two-match sweep averaging a double-double. In the 3-0 win over Oneonta she registered 11 kills, 10 digs, four aces, and assist and a block. In the 3-0 win over Connecticut College she had 10 kills, 10 digs, six aces and two blocks.


Defensive Player of the Week

Maria Perez, Maine Maritime 

(Jr., L - San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Perez helped lead the Mariners to a 2-3 week against a challenging non-conference schedule, and surpassed 1,000 career digs, becoming just the third player in program history to do so. The libero totaled 101 digs (6.31 d/s) and also chipped in with 10 assists, six aces, and a kill. Perez recorded double-digit digs in all five matches. In the Mariners' 3-1 loss to Colby, Perez tallied 26 digs, three assists and a kill. On Friday against Western Connecticut College in a tough 3-2 loss, the junior had 26 digs, and an assist and followed that up with 17 digs, three aces and an assist in the 3-0 loss to Coast Guard. Against Oneonta in a 3-0 victory Perez tallied 18 digs and an assist. In the final match of the week, a 3-0 win over Connecticut College, she had 14 digs, four assists and three aces. 


Rookie of the Week 

Adrienne Beatty, Husson

(Fr., DS - Rochester, N.H.)

In two matches against UMaine-Fort Kent, rookie Adrienne Beatty kept into play a total of 39 digs with 36 occurring in just her second match as the libero.



North Atlantic Conference play begins October 13.

SUNY Canton went 2-1 at the Keuka Tournament earning wins over Hilbert (3-0) and Hartwick (3-2). Melissa McMaster averaged 2.54 kills/set hitting a remarkable .474 on 57 swings. Senior Peyton Robinson averaged 7.46 assists/set and 2.23 digs per set, while Jenna Roat posted match-highs in all three matches to finish with 55 total digs. 

Husson dropped two matches to UMaine-Fort Kent at home, battling them to five sets in the afternoon, but coming up just a couple points short of the win. 

NVU-Johnson went 2-2 this past week with back to back wins over NVU-Lyndon.

NVU-Lyndon went 0-4 for the week. Last Monday they dropped two matches to NVU-Johnson at the Vermont Volleyball Classic. On Saturday they dropped non-conference matchups to Bay Path and MCLA.

Maine Maritime went 2-3 this week, falling to Colby College 3-1 on Wednesday night, Western Connecticut State 3-2 and Coast Guard 3-0 on Friday. Maine Maritime defeated Oneonta and Connecticut College 3-0 on Saturday. The Mariners head to Bowdoin College on Wednesday night for a non-conference matchup before heading to Southern Maine to take on the Huskies and UMass.-Dartmouth on Saturday.

UMaine-Presque Isle ran into stiff competition on their weekend trip to Massachusetts. The team lost matches to Brandeis University, Gordon College, a very impressive UMass-Boston squad and to Bowdoin College. The Owls overall record dipped to (2-4) and the team next plays at Home vs. Fisher College and UMaine-Machias on September 16th. Sophomore Miranda Washinawatok continues to shine for UMPI.