CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two weeks of volleyball are in the books and America East teams have a pair of impressive wins over the weekend. Stony Brook upended the ACC’s Syracuse, and New Hampshire defeated St. John’s out of the Big East. Here is a look at the week two honors:
Player of the Week Ali Goc, Sr., UMBC Oshawa, Ontario
Notched three double-doubles in four matches in a 2-2 week for UMBC.
Led the Retrievers and ranked fifth in the conference with 2.88 kills per set, totaling 49, along with ranking seventh in digs per set at 3.35.
Had a career-high 18 kills to go with 13 digs in a win over Loyola.
Hit .579 with 12 kills in a sweep of La Salle.
Named to Radisson Cross Keys Greyhound Challenge All-Tournament Team
Rookie of the Week Michelle Cruz, Fr., Providence Midland Park, N.J.
Led the conference for the week, averaging 5.54 digs per set (72 total) to help Providence to a 3-1 record.
Named to Stetson Westin Classic All-Tournament team.
Led a Providence defense that held opponents to a conference-best .080 hitting percentage.
Also totaled six service aces, which ranked second in the conference..
Setter of the Week Jordan Wiesler, So., Providence Coconut Creek, Fla.
Handed out 123 assists in a 3-1 week for the Friars, averaging a conference-best 9.46 per set.
Helped lead the Providence offense to a conference-high .199 hitting percentage for the week.
Also averaged 2.54 digs per set, which ranked 15th in the conference and third among setters for the week.
Notched a double-double with 40 assists and 15 digs against Stetson. Had 30 assists in wins over Quinnipiac and Bethune-Cookman.
Around the League
Stony Brook defeated Syracuse in five sets, giving the Seawolves their first victory over a power-conference opponent since 2007 when they topped Baylor.
New Hampshire topped St. John’s in three sets to give the Wildcats a win over a Big East program.