Player of the Week
Avery O'Neal, Maine Maritime
(Jr., L - Burbank, Calif.)
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
AROUND THE NAC
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.