Volleyball Weekly Honors - Oct. 7
Darcy Dorton • College of Charleston
Muncie, Ind. (Penn State)/Delta, Sr., Outside Hitter
Dorton won her second Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading CofC with two double-doubles in road victories at William & Mary and James Madison over the weekend. The senior helped the Cougars improve to 4-0 in league play, with all of those wins coming on the road. She averaged 4.0 kills per set, hit .319 and also led her team with 4.57 digs per set during the two victories last week. On Friday at James Madison, Dorton registered 16 kills to surpass 1,000 for her career.
Kelsie Wills • Hofstra
Matamata, New Zealand/Matamata College, Jr., Outside Hitter
Wills continued her impressive play for the Pride this season, helping her team earn road wins at Delaware and Towson while also moving up in Hofstra’s records book. The junior, who becomes the first player to earn three Offensive Player of the Week honors this season, totaled 36 kills with a 4.50 kills per set average. She hit .299 and added 2.50 digs per set. Wills is now one of seven Hofstra players to reach the 1,200 kills plateau -- recording 1,235 kills over her career.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lindsay Hartmann • UNCW
Edgewood, Ky./Notre Dame Academy, So., Defensive Specialist
Hartmann proved to be a staple defensively for the Seahawks over the weekend, finishing with 57 total digs and 5.7 digs per set while UNCW went 1-1. The sophomore helped UNCW set a new team rally-scoring record for digs with 114 versus Wiliam & Mary and 101 in a win over James Madison. Hartmann tallied a career-high 33 digs in a 3-2 setback versus the Tribe on Friday.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Kristen Larrick • William & Mary
Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson, Fr., Middle Blocker
Larrick became the first William & Mary player to earn weekly honors this season thanks in part to stepping up her play in the Tribe’s final two matches of the week. She came off the bench in the second set versus UNCW on Friday and helped spark the eventual 3-2 victory with 10 kills on .296 hitting, to go along with four blocks. In a 3-0 loss to CofC on Saturday, she finished with a match-high five blocks and recorded six kills with one error on 16 attempts.