NU's Bacon, Bredahl Headline Weekly CAA VB Honors - Nov. 11
Kelly Bacon • Northeastern
Temecula, Calif/Temecula Valley, Sr., Outside Hitter
Bacon played spectacularly in one of the most impressive weekends of the season for Northeastern, as the Huskies went 2-0 with consecutive 3-2 road victories over UNCW and College of Charleston, respectively. The senior California native totaled 45 kills -- good for 4.5 per set -- hit .305 and also provided 38 digs and three blocks to balance out her superb offensive play. Bacon also notched her fourth consecutive double-double and now owns 17 this season. In the 3-2 win versus the Seahawks, she matched a career-high with 24 kills and versus the Cougars two days later, set a career-high with 22 digs.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Kristi Richardson • James Madison
Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage, R-Jr., Setter
James Madison played just one match over the week, but the Dukes made the most of the opportunity despite falling behind 2-0 versus William & Mary. Richardson played a key role in the eventual come-from-behind, 3-2 win, finishing the five-set thriller with 23 digs and seven total blocks. The fourth-year Duke’s 23 digs were five more than her previous career-high, while the seven blocks tied a career-high. On top of helping her team improve to 6-6 in CAA play, Richardson also ended the match with 42 assists with an 8.40 per-set average.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Jamie Bredahl • Northeastern
Parker, Colo./Legend, Fr., Setter/Right Side Hitter
Bredahl continues to make a habit of hearing her name called for weekly league rookie honors after another solid performance. The freshman who won her fourth nod of the season, shined over NU’s 2-0 week. She registered 26 kills while hitting .213, and chipped in 58 assists, 33 digs and two blocks over 10 sets played. A Parker, Colo., native, Bredahl now owns six triple-doubles this year after recording two more last week. She is currently tied for first in Division I among freshmen with 15 double-doubles this year.