Courtesy: America East Communications

UNH Captures 3 #AEVB Weekly Honors

Release: 10/04/2016

BOSTON - It was a perfect week for New Hampshire last week as the Wildcats went 2-0 in their first two conference matches of the year and did not drop a set in wins over Stony Brook and UMBC. Albany and Binghamton also won a pair of matches, as the Great Danes and Wildcats stand as the only two unbeaten teams in league play after just two weeks of action. Here are the weekly award winners:

Player of the Week
Demi Muses, New Hampshire, Sr., MB, Orangevale, Calif.

  • Tied for the league lead, averaging 3.67 kills/set in a 2-0 week for the Wildcats.
  • Also averaged 3.33 digs/set, which ranked sixth in the league, and lead the conference with 2.00 blocks/set.
  • Finished the week with a .333 hitting percentage.
  • Totaled 15 kills and 13 digs on a .406 hitting percentage in a win over UMBC.
  • Posted eight blocks in UNH's straight-set win over Stony Brook.

Rookie of the Week
Kennedi Smith, New Hampshire, Fr., OH, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Averaged 3.00 kills/set on a .289 hitting percentage as UNH went 2-0 last week.
  • Added 2.33 digs/set and 1.00 blocks/set.
  • Had 11 kills, five digs and four blocks in a win over Stony Brook.

Setter of the Week
Keelin Severtson, New Hampshire, Sr., S, Delray Beach, Fla.

  • Led the conference with 11.00 assists/set in a 2-0 week for the Wildcats.
  • Helped UNH's offense lead the league last week with a .268 hitting percentage.
  • Dished out 34 assists vs. UMBC and 32 vs. Stony Brook.

Defensive Specialist of the Week
Nicole Otero, Albany, So., L, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

  • Led the league with 5.50 digs/set in a 2-0 week for the Great Danes.
  • Helped Albany rank second in the league, holding opponents to a .124 hitting percentage.
  • Posted 22 digs in a win over Hartford.

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
Sep. 20 - Player of the Week: Demis Muses, New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Emily Tanski, New Hampshire; Setter of the Week: Claudia Lopez, UMBC; Def. Specialist of the Week: Nicole Otero, Albany
Sep. 27 - Player of the Week: Abbie Mirabella, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Kennedi Smith, New Hampshire; Setter of the Week: Astrid Mangual, Hartford; Def. Specialist of the Week: Amanda Dolan, Albany
Oct. 4 - Player of the Week: Demi Muses; Rookie of the Week: Kennedi Smith, New Hampshire; Setter of the Week: Keelin Severtson, New Hampshire; Def. Sepcialist of the Week: Nicole Otero, Albany

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