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Grace Vickers earned her second-straight Player of the Week award.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Vickers, Hovie, McIntyre Earn Final #AEVB Awards

Release: 11/18/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East volleyball regular-season came to a close this weekend and the University of New Hampshire will host the championship for the first time since 2003 as the No. 1 seed. Joining UNH in the field is No. 2 UMBC, No. 3 Albany and No. 4 Stony Brook. Here are the final weekly awards of the season:

Player of the Week
Grace Vickers, Sr., Binghamton
Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Ranked second in the conference in kills (4.12 per set) and first in hitting percentage (.458) in a 1-1 week for the Bearcats.
  • Racked up a career-high 23 kills vs. New Hampshire and tie her career-high with four service aces to go with a .513 hitting percentage and five blocks.
  • The 23 kills were the most for any player in the America East this year.
  • Also had 10 kills on a .350 attack percentage with two blocks in a win over UMass Lowell.

Rookie of the Week
Allison Hovie, Fr., Binghamton
Neenah, Wis.

  • Led all freshmen and ranked fourth in the conference in kills (3.38) while notching a .239 hitting percentage and averaged 1.62 digs pet set.
  • Had 12 kills on a .375 hitting percentage with six digs in a win over UMass Lowell.
  • Totaled 15 kills on a .170 hitting percentage with seven digs in a five-set loss to New Hampshire.

Setter of the Week
Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC
Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Led the conference in assists (12.67 per set) while helping UMBC register the highest team attack percentage last week (.279).
  • Had 38 assists, two aces and three digs and a three-set win against Providence, clinching a spot in the America East tournament.
  • Recorded 38 assists and three digs in a loss to Hartford.

Around the League

  • New Hampshire will host the America East Championship for the first time since 2003.
  • Albany is making its America East record 12th-straight trip to the tournament.
  • Stony Brook has qualified for the tournament three times in the last four years.
  • UMBC is making its fourth trip in six years and earned its highest seed in program history (No. 2).
  • The 2013 America East Championship begins on Friday, Nov. 22 with No. 2 UMBC vs. No. 3 Albany at 4 p.m. followed by No. 1 New Hampshire vs. No. 4 Stony Brook at 7 p.m.
  • The 2013 championship game will be on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m.

Weekly Honors

Sept. 3 – Player of the Week: Morgan Thatcher, Sr., New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Michelle Cruz, Fr., Providence; Setter of the Week: Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC
Sept. 9 – Player of the Week: Ali Goc, Sr., UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Michelle Cruz, Fr., Providence; Setter of the Week: Jordan Wiesler, So., Providence
Sept. 16 – Player of the Week: Emily Witsaman, Sr., UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Laini Leindecker, Fr., Albany; Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC
Sept. 23 – Player of the Week: Melissa Rigo, So., Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Casey Griffith, Fr., UMBC; Setter of the Week: Jackie Tamburri, Jr., Hartford
Sept. 30 – Player of the Week: Tori Forrest, So., New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Kayla Fitzgerald, Fr., Providence; Setter of the Week: Taylor Dunklau, Jr., New Hampshire
Oct. 7 – Player of the Week: Dionna Kirton, Sr., Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Kayla Fitzgerald, Fr., Providence; Setter of the Week: Hannah Dolan, Jr., Stony Brook
Oct. 14 – Player of the Week: Tori Forrest, So., New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Amanda Dolan, Fr., Albany; Setter of the Week: Taylor Dunklau, Jr., New Hampshire
Oct. 21 – Player of the Week: Hannah Schmidt, Jr., UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Mikala McCauley, Fr., Albany; Setter of the Week: Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC
Oct. 28 – Player of the Week: Melissa Rigo, So., Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Allison Hovie, Fr., Binghamton; Setter of the Week: Jackie Tamburri, Jr., Hartford
Nov. 4 – Player of the Week: Tori Forrest, So., New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Amanda Dolan, Fr., Albany; Setter of the Week: Taylor Dunklau, Jr., New Hampshire
Nov. 11 – Player of the Week: Grace Vickers, Sr., Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Mikala McCauley, Fr., Albany; Setter of the Week: Amanda Dettmann, Jr., Binghamton
Nov. 18 – Player of the Week: Grace Vickers, Sr., Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Allison Hovie, Fr., Binghamton; Setter of the Week: Mallory McIntyre, Sr., UMBC

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