Player of the Week
Nikola Knapova, Northern Vermont-Johnson
(Jr., OH - Presov, Slovakia)
This week in nine sets with two wins and one loss, Knapova logged 35 kills (3.78/set) on 88 swings, 12 aces, and 32 digs (3.56/set). She received all six rotations with only 3 receive errors, and contributed 47 points (5.2/set) to the efforts. For the season she is leading the conference in kills per set (2.94), total points (124.5), points per set (3.9), and aces per set (.91).
Defensive Player of the Week
Tatum Lafrance, SUNY Canton
(So, S - Akwesasne, N.Y.)
Lafrance posted 37 kills (2.85/set) and 29 digs (2.23/set), hitting .265 on the week. The setter was an outstanding two-way player for the Roos in four matches, posting eight or more kills and five or more digs in every match including a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs in a sweep of Utica. She also tallied eight kills and nine digs in a sweep of D'Youville. Offensively she landed 40 points and hit a team-high .265 on 83 swings.
Rookie of the Week
Adrienne Beatty, Husson
Repeating as Rookie of the Week, defensive specialist Beatty helped the Eagles sweep UMaine-Machias 3-0 by grabbing 25 digs. Beatty dresesd as the libero in two of the week's three matches, and tallied a total of 46 digs and four assists throughout the week.
AROUND THE NAC
North Atlantic Conference play begins October 13.
SUNY Canton split four matches over the weekend at the Oswego State Tournament. The Roos earned sweeps v. Utica (25-23, 25-18, 25-15) and D'Youville (25-19, 25-22, 25-20) and fell to Oswego State 3-1 (25-22, 12-25, 17-25, 19-25) and Elmira 3-0 (25-27, 19-25, 27-29). Peyton Robinson was named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 8.77 assists and 2.46 digs per set. Tatum Lafrance posted 2.85 kills and 2.23 digs per set hitting .265 on the week.
Husson welcomed U-Maine Machias on the 11th to their home court with high energy in all three sets, sending a barrage of formations at the Clippers, defeating them 3-0. The Eagles squad traveled down to Keene, N.H. on the 15th and fought hard against two formidable opponents. The Warriors of Eastern Connecticut defeated Husson, 3-0 in the first match as the home team, then the Keene State Owls defeated Husson 3-0.
NVU-Johnson went 2-1 this week. The Badgers lost to Bay Path and collected wins against NVU-Lyndon and Paul Smith's College.
NVU-Lyndon went 0-3, all in non-conference matches, for the week. They dropped a 3-0 decision to Johnson on Wednesday. On Sunday they fell to St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) and Green Mountain, both in three sets.
Maine Maritime went 1-2 this week, falling to Bowdoin on Wednesday night, and splitting Saturday's matches with a victory over UMass Dartmouth and a loss to Southern Maine. The Mariners will return to action next weekend when they head to SUNY Maritime to take on the Privateers, Merchant Marine and Mass. Maritime in the Ninth Annual Maritime Classic on Saturday and Sunday.
UMaine-Presque Isle enjoyed a solid weekend with two wins at home. The Owls defeated Fisher College in three close sets (26-24, 25-23 and 27-25) and then completed their second sweep of the day with a 3-0 win over UMaine-Machias. Sophomore Miranda Washinawatok (Shawano, WI) led the way offensively for the Owls recording 15 and 14 kills respectively. Junior setter Laura Arzo (Tucson, AZ) continued to put her teammates in great scoring position recording 17 assists versus Fisher and 22 assists against UMaine-Machias.