Volleyball Weekly Honors - Oct. 14
Kelly Bacon • Northeastern
Temecula, Calif./Temecula Valley, Sr., Outside Hitter
Bacon registered back-to-back double-doubles as the Huskies earned two solid wins last week versus Rhode Island and Hofstra. The senior totaled 14 kills in each match for an average of 3.5 per set and also played a large role on defense. She collected 11 digs versus the Rams and 12 digs against the Pride for an overall average of 2.88 per set. Bacon, who now has 11 double-doubles on the season, earned her second weekly honor of the fall.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ariel Shonk • Delaware
Atlanta, Ga./Riverwood International Charter, So., Defensive Specialist/Libero
Shonk proved once again why she’s one of the CAA’s top libero’s, finishing the weekend with 64 digs over nine sets for an impressive average of 7.11 digs per set. The Blue Hens went 1-1, though the sophomore Georgia product came through in the lone win versus William & Mary on Friday, providing 38 digs in the five-set 3-2 victory. It’s the third honor for Shonk this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Janey Goodman • James Madison
Powhatan, Va./Powhatan, Fr., Right Side Hitter
Goodman joins Shonk and Hofstra’s Kelsie Wills as the only players to earn three weekly honors this season after helping the Dukes pick up two wins over the weekend. The freshman left-hander was effective offensively, registering 24 total kills with a 3.00 kills per set average, and defensively, totaling seven blocks. She had a match-high five blocks in a 3-1 win over Delaware on Sunday. Over 75 sets this season, Goodman ranks seventh overall (first among freshman) in the CAA with 231 kills for a 3.08 per set average.