McDONOUGH CLAIMS CACC VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY HONORS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Susan McDonough of Caldwell College has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week honors after being named MVP of the CACC Tournament. Leanna Lillge of Philadelphia University picked up Rookie of the Week accolades.
McDonough, a 5-9 sophomore outside hitter from Saline, Mich., was named MVP of the CACC Tournament after leading the Cougars to their first volleyball championship over the weekend. She averaged 3.20 kills and 3.80 digs per-set in the tournament and hit .320 for the week. She provided double-digit kills in all three wins, including 11 in the championship against Holy Family University. She had 25 digs, 10 kills and four blocks in a semi-final triumph over Philadelphia University.
Lillge, a 5-10 freshman outside hitter from Ixonia, Wisc., averaged 4.14 kills and 5.14 digs per-set in two CACC Tournament matches. She notched 17 kills and 19 digs in a quarter-final win over Wilmington University.
CACC Team Notes
Caldwell - The Cougars capped off an outstanding season by winning the program’s first CACC Tournament championship last week. Caldwell swept Nyack in the quarterfinals, then beat Philadelphia 3-1 in the semifinals to advance to the finals for the first time. Sophomore outside hitter Susan McDonough registered 11 kills in the final to lead the Cougars to a 3-0 win over Holy Family. McDonough was named the tournament MVP, while sophomore right side Amber Mosher and junior setter Lauren Roth joined McDonough on the All-Tournament Team. The CACC championship earns Caldwell an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament, which begins Thursday at Dowling. The Cougars will play the host Lions, who won last year’s regional and are currently ranked 23rd nationally.
Philadelphia - PhilaU volleyball finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 19-9 with 16-3 mark in the conference. They made their second consecutive visit to the CACC Tournament semi-finals this year, earning the #2 seed for the South Division in the tournament. The squad pulled off a win in a tough match this week against Wilmington to advance to the semi-finals. There, the Lady Rams met the #1 seeded fromt the North, Caldwell, and lost 3-1.