Player of the Week
Marissa Ixtlahuac, SUNY Canton
(Jr., MB - Carthage, NY)
Ixtlahuac had a big week over four matches that included tallying 2.50 kills/set while hitting at a .295 clip (40-14-88). The junior's best match came in a five set loss to SUNY Potsdam where she posted a career-high 23 kills and just three errors on 37 swings (.541). The 23 kills shattered her previous career best of 16 from the 2017 season. For her performance at the Canton Classic over the weekend she was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Defensive Player of the Week
Peyton Robinson, SUNY Canton
(Sr., S - Bloomfield, NY)
Robinson had a big week on both ends of the floor as she posted 47 digs (2.94 digs/set), 128 assists (8.00 assists/set) and hit at a .474 clip on 19 total attacks with just a single error. She also added four aces and three blocks. She had nine or more digs and 20 or more assists in every match posting week-highs of 48 assists and 17 digs in a five set loss to SUNY Potsdam. For her performance at the Canton Classic over the weekend she was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Rookie of the Week
Julie Van Etten, Northern Vermont-Johnson
(So., S - Montrose, PA)
Julie Van Etten contributed 93 assists over the course of last week. On September 24th in a 3-0 win against NVU-Lyndon, Van Etten averaged 7.00 assists per set giving her a total of 21 assists. On September 30th, she contributed 30 assists in a 3-0 win against NVU-Lyndon and 42 assists in a 3-0 win against Castleton.