RENDON NAMED VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, CT (August 31, 2009) - Celena Rendon of Philadelphia University was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week after the first week of action of the 2009 season. Monica Dempsey of Goldey-Beacom College was chosen Rookie of the Week.
Rendon, a 5-9 senior outside hitter from San Antonio, TX, led the Lady Rams to a 2-1 week with averages of 3.00 kills and 3.12 digs per-set. She notched 16 kills and 14 digs in a CACC-opening victory over Goldey-Beacom.
Dempsey, a 5-7 freshman setter from Secaucus, NJ, averaged 7.7 assists and 3.14 digs per-set in a 1-1 week for the Lightning. She opened her collegiate career strong by registering 28 assists and 20 digs against Philadelphia.
Roni Shaner, Goldey-Beacom (So., OH, 5-7, Elkton, MD) - Averaged 3.14 kills and 4.71 digs per-set in a 1-1 week.
Lisamary Figueroa, Georgian Court (Sr., S, 5-6, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico) - Averaged 7.7 assists per-set in three matches for the Lions.
Elisabeth DiGregorio, Chestnut Hill (Fr., L/DS, 5-2,
Conshohocken, PA) - Averaged 4.50 digs per-set in two matches,
recording 27 total digs.
Georgian Court - GCU commenced the 2009 season last week with three matches in the Tampa Classic, hosted by the University of Tampa. The Lions dropped all three matches and have started the year 0-3 for the first time since starting 0-9 in 2006.
Holy Family - The Holy Family volleyball team is at .500 after
the first weekend of play for the first time in program history
after going 2-2 at the Mercyhurst Invitational. On Friday, the
Tigers defeated Houghton (3-2) and lost to host Mercyhurst (3-0).
Outside hitters Jill Keeve and Aly Keihl led the offense in the win
with 13 and 11 kills respectively. On Saturday, Holy Family
suffered a 3-2 setback to Carlow and rebounded to knock off Ohio
Valley 3-0. Keihl had 15 kills against Carlow, one shy of her
career-best. Middle blocker Beckie Tett recorded a career-high nine
blocks. Outside hitter Kelsey Ross set a career-best 12 kills in
the win over Ohio Valley. Keihl had a career-high five service
aces. Outside hitter Katie Hornback tied her career-high with six
service aces. Holy Family is off until the weekend when the
competes in the Bridgeport Tournament.
Philadelphia - Philadelphia University opened the season with a
2-1 week, falling to East Stroudsburg, 3-0, but rebounding with two
wins - a 3-1 over Goldey-Beacom and a 3-0 over Bowie State