PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tess Clark, Maine Maritime
(So., MH - Spring, Texas)
Clark helped lead the Mariners to a 2-2 record at the Wheaton Invitational. The sophomore tallied two double-doubles on Saturday with 14 digs and 13 kills against Emmanuel and 19 kills and 19 digs against Plattsburgh State. Overall, the middle hitter totaled 52 kills (3.47 k/s), while hitting .290 percent, with 48 digs (3.20 d/s), nine blocks, four service aces and two assists.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maria Perez, Maine Maritime
(Fr., L - San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Defensively, Perez helped lead the Mariners to a 2-2 week. The libero tallied 78 digs over four matches (5.20 d/s), five service aces and five assists. Impressively, in a tough 3-2 loss to Plattsburgh, the rookie recorded 31 digs (6.20 d/s).
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Sydney Adams, Maine Maritime
(Fr., S/RS - Trumbull, Conn.)
Adams had an impressive week en route to earning Wheaton Invitational All-Tournament team honors. Over four matches, the freshman totaled 64 assists (4.57 a/s), 27 kills (1.93 k/s), 26 digs (1.86 d/s), 10 blocks and seven aces. In a tough 3-2 loss to Plattsburgh State, Adams tallied a double-double with 23 assists and 10 digs.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton played just one match on the week, falling in five sets to Southern Vermont. Cassidy Tedeschi had 15 points for the Spartans, comprised of 11 kills and four service aces. Alex Madsen had 30 assists in the match, a season-high, while Kimberly Jackson had a team-leading eight service aces and J'Leen Diaz posted a double-double of 13 kills and 14 digs. Castleton returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts SUNY Cobleskill.
Colby-Sawyer went 1-4 last week with the win coming against Plymouth State in five sets. Gabrielle Rodriguez led the team with 36 kills for the week, while freshman Naarah Cox was a force at the net with 12 total blocks. Colby-Sawyer will play four matches at home this week against Regis, Rivier, Framingham State and Western New England.
Green Mountain opened its season this past week with a pair of non-conference losses to Norwich and SUNY Delhi. The Eagles will play host to SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday before entertaining Lyndon and Castleton on Saturday.
Husson swept Maine Machias in three sets, and then traveled to Northampton Mass. for the weekend to defeat Bryn Mawyr in five sets after being down 2-0. The Eagles then played Suffolk and UMass Boston, falling 3-0 in both matches.
Johnson State went 0-4 on the week, including a pair of losses to St. Lawrence and Southern Vermont in a tri-match on Friday. The Badger were swept again on Saturday in a tri-match against SUNY Potsdam and CÉGEP André-Laurendeau. The Badgers will visit New York on Saturday for a tri-match against Union and Paul Smith's.
Lyndon began the week with a 3-1 win over NHTI in an exhibition match Wednesday. The Hornets then split on Saturday with a close 3-2 loss to MCLA before a suspenseful 3-2 win over Norwich. Senior Gwyneth Stahl recorded 63 assists and 47 digs over the two matches Saturday and won the Norwich match on a service ace. The Hornets will see NHTI Wednesday night before a tri-match against Castleton and host Green Mountain on Saturday afternoon.
Maine Maritime went 2-2 this week competing at the Wheaton College Invitational. The Mariners picked up wins over Salem State and Emmanuel College, but dropped matches to Wheaton and Plattsburgh State. Sydney Adams earned All-Tournament honors at the event. The Mariners return to action on Tuesday night when they host Husson in a non-conference matchup.
UMaine-Presque Isle went 0-2 last week, falling to Pine Manor in five sets and to Becker in three. The Owls will travel to St. Joseph's (Maine) this weekend to compete in the Autumn Invitational.