Volleyball Weekly Honors - Oct. 21
Christi Laite • UNCW
Severna Park, Md./Severna Park, Sr., Right Side Hitter
Laite fueled the Seahawks offensively over the weekend, as her squad went 2-0 and improved to 14-7 (3-4) on the year. She posted double-digit kill totals in both matches -- 12 and 18, respectively -- finishing with 30 for a 5.0 per set average on top of hitting .472. Laite committed just five total errors in 53 attempts as UNCW swept JMU and William & Mary for two key wins.
Kelsie Wills • Hofstra
Matamata, New Zealand/Matamata College, Jr., Outside Hitter
Wills earned weekly recognition for a league-leading fourth time this season thanks to a solid effort across the board over the weekend. The junior started strong on Friday with a career-high 28 kills as well as 12 digs in a 3-2 loss versus Delaware, then provided 15 kills and seven digs in a 3-0 sweep of Towson on Sunday. Wills totaled 43 kills (5.38 per set), 19 digs, hit .337 and committed a mere 12 errors on 92 attempts in all.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Andi Zbojniewicz • College of Charleston
Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa, Jr., Defensive Specialist/Libero
Zbojniewicz played a large role in the Cougars’ 2-0 weekend after providing solidarity on the defensive end. The junior had 20 digs versus William & Mary on Friday, then surpassed that total with a career-high 28 digs in a 3-1 victory against James Madison on Sunday. CofC stayed perfect in league play (7-0), while Zbojniewicz averaged 6.86 digs per set and contributed to her team limiting both opponents to .178 hitting.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Jamie Bredahl • Northeastern
Parker, Colo./Legend, Fr., Setter
Bredahl earned her second Rookie nod this season after she also helped her team to a 2-0 weekend with wins over Towson and Delaware. The Colorado native opened the weekend versus the Tigers with a triple-double -- 13 kills, 24 assists and 11 digs -- then added a double-double versus the Blue Hens two days later with 13 kills and 22 assists. Overall, Bredahl finished with 26 kills, 46 assists, 15 digs and hit .595, while the Huskies won their seventh straight match and improved to 8-1 at home this season.