PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Courtney O'Hara, Colby-Sawyer
(Sr, OH - Mystic, Conn.)
O'Hara led the Chargers in a 3-0 week with 28 kills, 3.11 k/s, and .472 hitting percentage. She became Colby-Sawyer's fifth player in program history to record 1,000 career kills. The feat came in the 3-0 win over Emmanuel when she recorded a match-high 11 kills and an impressive .611 hitting percentage. She finished the week with another double-digit kill performance with 10 in a 3-0 win at Brandeis. Earlier in the week, O'Hara hit .545 en route to collecting seven kills in a 3-0 win at Norwich.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Lindsay Chapman, Husson
(Fr, MH - Gorham, Maine)
Champan led Husson to a 1-1 week, registering 14 kills, 26 digs, and 17.5 points. She ranks in the NAC top five in kills, digs, hitting percentage, and blocks/set on the season.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton was unable to capture a victory last week, going 0-3. The Spartans opened with a 3-1 loss to Colbleskill on Tuesday and then took the first set against Gordon on Saturday before dropping the next three. They finished the weekend with a 3-0 loss to SUNY Canton. Amanda Chambers provided some strong defense, recording at least 20 digs in two matches and averaging 5.3 digs per set. Castleton hosts Green Mountain on Friday and then Mass. Maritime in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Colby-Sawyer won all three of their matches last week via the 3-0 sweep. The team began with a 3-0 win at Norwich and followed with 3-0 wins against Emmanuel (on a neutral court) and at Brandeis. Senior Courtney O'Hara led the Chargers offensively with 28 kills, 3.11 k/s, and a .472 hitting percentage. She became Colby-Sawyer's fifth player in program history to record 1,000 career kills during the 3-0 win over Emmanuel.
Green Mountain dropped a pair of matches in a tri-match held at Castleton this past weekend. The Eagles were defeated by both SUNY Canton and Gordon College 3-0. The Eagles were led by Kara Egan who posted eight kills and 18 digs and Madison Wage who recorded seven kills and 17 digs. The Eagles will face Castleton, Lyndon and Me.-Presque Isle next week.
Husson went 1-1 this week, beating Presque Isle in straight sets and losing to Fort Kent. First year players Lindsay Chapman and Kristen Atwood stepped up with big performances for the Eagles, and Alexandra deHertogh remained consistent for the team, as well.
Johnson State went 0-3 this week posting home losses against Lyndon St. (3-0), Maine Machias (3-1) and Paul Smith's (3-2). The Badgers will face Curry and Pine Manor in non-conference play next Saturday the 28 for games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.
Lyndon improved to 2-6 on the season overall with a 3-0 victory over Johnson State on Thursday, Sept. 19. Morgan Diltz (Moultonborough, N.H.) led a balanced attack for the Hornets with a four dig, four kill, two service ace effort. Lyndon returns to action Saturday when it hosts a tri-match with Green Mountain and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The event gets underway at 12 p.m.
Maine Maritime went 1-2 last week. The Mariners beat Maine-Machias, 3-0, before losing to Eastern Connecticut State, 3-1, and Southern Maine, 3-1.