CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Volleyball opened-up around the country on Friday and every America East team was in action at various tournaments throughout the country. Here are the first volleyball weekly honors of the season:
Player of the Week Morgan Thatcher, Sr., New Hampshire Brockton, Mass.
Totaled 44 kills and 19 digs to help New Hampshire to a 2-1 record at the Lehigh Classic.
Named to Lehigh Class All-Tournament team.
Ranked second in the league in kills per set (3.38) and sixth in hitting percentage (.268).
Also added seven total blocks, averaging 0.54 per set and 1.46 digs per set.
Rookie of the Week Michelle Cruz, Fr., Providence Midland Park, N.J.
Led all freshmen for the week, averaging 4.45 digs per set in a 1-2 weekend for the Friars.
Ranked second in the conference with seven service aces and 49 total digs.
Contributed 20 digs and four aces in Providence’s four-set win over Chicago State.
Setter of the Week Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC Winnipeg, Manitoba
Handed out 97 assists at the GW/Nike Invitational for UMBC, helping the Retrievers to a 1-2 record.
Ranked second in the conference with 9.70 assists per set while also averaging 2.50 digs and leading UMBC to a .139 hitting percentage.
Dished out 35 assists as UMBC swept Maryland for its first win over the Terps in program history.
Around the League
Stony Brook head coach Coley Pawlikowksi went 2-1 in her first matches with the Seawolves.
UMBC defeated Maryland for the first time in program history at the GW/Nike Invitational.
UMass Lowell hosted the first Division I contest for any team at the school against Manhattan on Friday.