CAA Volleyball Weekly Report - Sept. 10
CAA Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week:
Lizzy Briones, So., MB, James Madison
Briones helped James Madison to a perfect 3-0 record at the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament last weekend with her play in the middle. Briones collected 33 kills, 15 blocks, eight digs and three service aces in 11 sets played. The sophomore averaged 3.00 kills per set and committed just eight errors all weekend to finish with a .379 attack percentage. She also set a season-high for blocks with six against both UMBC and Robert Morris, including averaging 2.00 per set against the Colonials.
CAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week:
Alysha McCreary, Sr., MB, Towson
McCreary had a strong defensive weekend to earn all-tournament honors at the Montana Tournament. McCreary averaged 1.33 blocks per set after recording 16 total blocks in three matches this past weekend. She also recorded 37 kills while hitting .295. On Friday against Texas Tech, McCreary had 11 kills and four blocks. On Saturday against Montana, she contributed 14 kills, three service aces, three digs and five blocks. In the final match against Furman, she had a season-high and matched her career-high with seven blocks while also adding 12 kills.
CAA Volleyball Rookie of the Week:
Dessi Koleva, Fr., MB, William & Mary
Kelova has ranked among the team's top four in every statistical category. She is fourth in kills, blocks, and points, third in attack percentage and digs, and second in service aces. Kelova hit .421 with 12 kills in the win over New Hampshire, and had an astounding 4.0 digs per set against Holy Cross.
CAA QUICK HITS:
George Mason freshman Barnetta Moore was named to the High Point Classic All-Tournament Team.
Georgia State senior Jamiee Freeman and freshman Natalia Nieto were named to the GSU Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Three Towson players recorded 12 or more blocks in three matches during the Montana Tournament.
W&M had two players named to the all-tournament team of the Holly Young Invitational, Paulette Grand Pre and Manon Murray.
UNCW posted its highest single-match hitting percentage since 2002 in its 3-0 victory over Stetson. The Seahawks finished with a .397 attack clip which erased the previous record of .388 set in 2003.
UNCW senior Jennifer Mallard and junior Christi Laite were named to the All-Tournament Team at the Spartan Classic.
Delaware freshman Ariel Shonk was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Delaware Invitational.
Around the League
Hofstra's Maneja Breaks Digs Record: Hofstra senior libero Kylee Maneja became the Pride's all time digs record holder Friday against Texas A&M Corpus Christi. THe Hawaii native has 1,693 digs for her career and passed Shellane Ogoshi who recorded 1,660.
Keliikoa Named Tournament MVP: Towson's I'isiah Keliikoa was named MVP of the Montana Tournament after hitting .436 with 28 kills and 12 blocks in the three matches. Teammate Alysha McCreary was named to the all-tournament team.