Courtesy: America East Communications

Binghamton Earns Pair of #AEVB Weekly Honors

Release: 09/13/2016

BOSTON - Just three weeks into the season, both UMass Lowell and Hartford have already surpassed their 2015 win totals as the River Hawks won two more matches to improve to 5-5 while the Hawks won their third match of the year. Binghamton also won a pair of matches last week while UNH earned the conference's third win over a Power 5 conference, beating Rutgers. Here are the weekly award winners:

Player of the Week
Gaby Alicea, Binghamton, So., OH, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Scored 41.5 points in three matches, hitting .329 on the weekend to rank fifth in the conference for the week.
  • Averaged 3.00 kills per set, good for seventh in the league.
  • Tied for second in the league after averaging 0.64 aces per set.
  • Served seven aces, including six in a four-set win over Presbyterian
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Northeastern Invitational

Rookie of the Week
Chloe Evering, Albany, Fr., OH, San Marcos, Calif.

  • Averaged 3.42 kills per set to rank third in the conference while hitting .310 on the week.
  • Had 14 kills vs. UIC, 12 vs. DePaul and 15 vs. USF.
  • Named to the DePaul All-Tournament Team.

Setter of the Week
Sarah Ngo, Binghamton, Jr., S, Franklin, Tenn.

  • Ranked second in the conference, averaging 10.36 assists per set.
  • Quarterbacked the Binghamton attack to a conference-best .233 hitting percentage.
  • Also averaged 2.82 digs per set.
  • Posted double-doubles in all three matches last week.

Defensive Specialist of the Week
Kristin Watson, UMBC, So., DS, Bowie, Md.

  • Led the America East last week with 5.27 digs per set in a 2-1 week for UMBC.
  • Helped UMBC hold opponents to a .166 hitting percentage, the second-best in the league last week.

Weekly Award Winners
Aug. 30 - Player of the Week: Abbie Mirabella, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Katherine Claybaugh, UMass Lowell; Setter of the Week: Claudia Lopez, UMBC; Def. Specialist of the Week: Nicole Otero, Albany
Sep. 6 - Player of the Week: Laini Leindecker, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Katherine Claybaugh, UMass Lowell; Setter of the Week: Keelin Severtson, New Hampshire; Def. Specialist of the Week: Lindsey Visvardis, UMass Lowell
Sep. 13 - Player of the Week: Gaby Alica, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Chloe Evering, Albany; Setter of the Week: Sarah Ngo, Binghamton; Def. Specialist of the Week: Kristin Watson, UMBC

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