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Delaware's Ariel Shonk

CAA Volleyball Weekly Report - Oct. 8

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          Release: 10/08/2012
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CAA Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week:

Lana Zonjic, Jr., OH, George Mason

Zonjic had an outstanding weekend for the Patriots leading them to a 1-1 record and their first road win of the season Sunday afternoon at Hofstra. Zonjic led Mason with 41 kills for the weekend with 5.83 kills per game and a .356 hitting percentage. She tallied a match-high 18 kills Friday night against Northeastern to go with three aces and two blocks. On Sunday, she tied her career high with 23 kills in the 3-1 win over the Pride. Zonjic leads the Patriots this season in kills (213), points (244), and aces (22).


CAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week:

Chelsea Lawrence, Fr., MH, Delaware

Lawrence led Delaware to a 3-0 week, including CAA Road wins at UNCW and William & Mary. She had an outstanding week at the net as she totaled 24 total blocks for the week, an average of 2.2 per set. Lawrence had a season-high nine blocks in the win over Delaware State Tuesday night, but bettered that in the next match when she had 13 in the five-set victory over UNCW, just two shy of the UD match record and the most by a UD blocker since 2010. She added two more blocks Sunday in the Hens 3-0 victory at William & Mary.


CAA Volleyball Rookie of the Week:

Ariel Shonk, Fr., L, Delaware

Shonk recorded 63 digs last week to lead the CAA and helped Delaware to a 3-0 record. The freshman libero began the week with 13 digs on Tuesday against Delaware State to go along with three assist and three aces. Over the weekend she recorded match-high digs in wins at UNCW and William & Mary with 29 and 21 respectively. Shonk ranks second in the CAA in total digs with 356 and leads the Blue Hens with 5.48 digs per set.


Conference Notes

Hofstra setter Catalina Charry moved into eighth place all-time in assists at Hofstra and is now just one assist shy of becoming only the eighth player in program history to reach 2,00 career assists.

Towson won its 10th straight match Sunday against UNCW. The 10 straight wins ties the 2010 Tiger squad for longest win streak under Coach Bruce Atkinson. It is the longest active streak in the CAA.

Towson junior Katy Buck recorded her fifth double-double of the season by recording 14 kills and 10 digs against UNCW on Sunday.

Northeastern improved to 10-0 at home this season following wins over George Mason and James Madison over the weekend. The Huskies have won 16 consecutive home matches dating back to Oct. 2, 2011.

Delaware senior Chelsea Lawrence recorded her 500th career kill as a Blue Hen over the weekend.

James Madison senior Danielle Erb recorded her 1,000th dig on Friday night against Hofstra. In doing so, she moved into 10th on the school's all-time dig list and became the second Duke to reach 1,000 career digs this season after Natalie Abel achieved the mark on August 25. Erb also became just the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 in both kills and digs after reaching the 1,000 kill mark on August 24.

Delaware coach Bonnie Kenny won her 200th career match at UD Friday night with a 3-2 win over UNCW. The Blue Hens rallied from a 2-0 deficit to give Coach Kenny the milestone victory in her 11th season at Delaware.