MASONIAI TABBBED VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Moana Masoniai of Nyack College has been tabbed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 7. Brittany Biddle of Wilmington University was the choice for Rookie of the Week.
Masoniai, a junior outside hitter from Waiphi, Hawaii, led Nyack to a 3-1 week, giving the Warriors the No. 4 seed in the North Division for the CACC Tournament. Averaged 4.50 kills and 2.78 digs per-set in the four matches, and earned a .211 hitting percentage. She notched 19 kills, 23 digs and two blocks in a 3-2 win over Dominican.
Biddle, a 5-11 freshman middle hitter from Wilmington, Del., averaged 2.73 kills and 0.82 blocks per-set in a 3-0 week. Also earned a .364 attack percentage. She had 10 kills at a .375 percentage in a 3-0 win over Bloomfield.
Lauren Roth, Caldwell (Jr., S, Findlay, OH) - Averaged 11.2 assists and 2.20 digs per-set in the final week of the regular-season.
Nicole Wiechecki, Wilmington (So., OH, Wilmington, DE) - Posted 4.00 kills per-set at a .314 percentage in a 3-0 week.
Michelle Fiorvanti, Dominican (So., OH, 5-9, Commack, NY) - Recorded averages of 4.25 kills and 1.75 digs per-set. Had a .338 attack percentage.
Cassie Benson, Chestnut Hill (So., MH, Rosamond, CA) - Averaged 2.58 kills and 1.25 blocks per-set as the Griffins concluded the season with a 1-2 week.
CACC Team Notes
Caldwell - The Cougars completed the regular season with a pair of three-set victories over Concordia and Chestnut Hill. The wins allowed Caldwell to tie the program record for wins in a season with 21 and set the mark for most CACC victories with 17. Sophomore right side Amber Mosher had 10 kills and five total blocks at Concordia, and senior outside hitter Justine Pecora tallied eight kills and a .438 hitting percentage against Chestnut Hill. For the third consecutive year, Caldwell, the top seed in the North, will host No. 4 Nyack in the first round of the CACC Tournament on Tuesday. The Cougars have won the past eight meetings with Nyack.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College finished their fourth season as members of the CACC with the program’s best record since joining the NCAA DII in 2007. The Griffins finished 5-25 overall and 2-17 in league play.
Holy Family - Holy Family has won ten straight matches and 14 of its last 15. The Tigers earned a share of the CACC South Regular Season Title after finishing conference play with a 16-3 record.
Philadelphia - PhilaU volleyball ended their regular season Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss to West Chester on the road. The team high kills belonged to rookie outside-hitter Leanna Lillge while rookie libero/outside-hitter Brittany Olson held the team high with 16 digs. The Rams grabbed the #2 seed in the South Division of the CACC Tournament and will host a match against Wilmington University on Tuesday (11/9) at 7 p.m.in the first round.
USciences - The Devils closed out their 2010 season with a 7-12 conference record, failing to reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Senior Christine Puschak (Leola, Pa.) was named last week to the ESPN/CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-District Second Team. This is her second consecutive year as an Academic All-District honoree, having earned First Team honors in 2009. Puschak also became just the fourth player in program history to record 1,000 career kills on Saturday, reaching the mark on the opening rally of the second set against Post. She closed out her career with 1,010. Senior Cady Rich (Shelton, Conn.) also became the Devils all-time leader in block assists on Saturday with three to give her 185 for her career. Rich finished her career with 363 total blocks, fourth on the Devils-all-time list. She also closed out her career with eight kills vs. Post to give her 921 for her career (5th all-time). Senior Sarah Hickman (Newark, Del.) closed out her career ranking second on the Devils all-time career assists list with 2,147. Hickman also finished her career with a .938 serving percentage, third best average in program history.