Volleyball Weekly Honors - Sept. 9
Darcy Dorton • College of Charleston
Muncie, Ind., (Penn State)/Delta High School, Sr., Outside Hitter
Dorton was named the Most Valuable Player at the Hampton Inn CofC Invitational and helped the Cougars to a perfect 4-0 record over the weekend. The senior outside hitter averaged 4.0 kills per set (44 total kills) while hitting .348, as CofC improved to 7-0 on the season, the second-best start in school history. Dorton also contributed 16 digs and six blocks. She helped her team to a 3-1 triumph over Indiana for their first win ever over a Big Ten opponent, posting 18 kills in the tournament finale.
Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Ariel Shonk • Delaware
Atlanta, Ga.,/Riverwood International Charter, So., Libero
Shonk helped Delaware even its season record at 3-3 after helping the Blue Hens capture the Loyola (Md.) Greyhound Challenge with three straight wins. She recorded 55 digs and averaged 5.0 per set. The sophomore was named to the All-Tournament team, while UD won its first outright in-season tournament since taking the 2010 Delaware Invitational.
Natalia Skiba • Northeastern
Westmont, Ill.,/Hinsdale Central, Jr., Libero
Skiba played a large part in helping the Huskies to a 3-1 week, highlighted by wins over host Connecticut and Albany. She averaged 7.20 digs per set and finished with 108 for the week. Skiba had over 20 digs in all four matches, including a career-high 45 in the 3-2 victory over Connecticut.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Janey Goodman • James Madison
Powhatan, Va.,/Powhatan, Fr., Right Side Hitter
Goodman picked up her second consecutive Rookie of the Week honor after being named to the JMU Classic All-Tournament team. She collected a team-high 48 kills on .315 hitting and averaged 3.69 kills per set. She also added 11 blocks and nine digs. In JMU’s 3-2 win over Presbyterian, she totaled 28 kills, the most by a JMU player since Allyson Halls had 31 on Oct. 26, 2013.