FIORVANTI GARNERS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF WEEK ACCOLADES
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Michelle Fiorvanti of Dominican College has garnered Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week accolades for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 9. Tatiana Villariny of Georgian Court University was selected Rookie of the Week.
Fiorvanti, a 5-9 junior outside hitter from Commack, N.Y., averaged 3.17 kills and 3.67 digs per-set in a 2-1 week for the Chargers. She recorded 15 kills, 18 digs and two block assists in handing Caldwell its first conference loss of the season and added 15 kills and 17 digs against USciences.
Villariny, a 5-10 freshman outside hitter from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, registerred 5.3 kills, 1.57 digs and 0.428 blocks per-set while hitting .355 for the week. She posted a career-high 24 kills and 10 digs in a loss to Kutztown and added 13 kills in a win over Post.
Jillian Keeve, Holy Family (Sr., OH, La Grange, IL) - Averaged 2.45 kills and 3.73 digs per-set in a 2-1 week.
Liz Knight, Post (Sr., 5-9, Queens Village, NY) - Averaged 3.30 kills (.462%) and 0.60 blocks per-set in a 1-2 week.
Brianna Kane, Nyack (So., 5-8, Bethany, CT) - Posted 1.45 kills, 2.18 digs, 4.82 assists and 0.91 service aces per-set last week.
Jenna Matesic, Felician (Jr., OH, 5-9, Paramus, NJ) - Recorded 3.00 kills and 2.70 digs per-set in 10 sets played last week.
Alex DePalma, Chestnut Hill (So., OH, Shillington, PA) - Led CHC to a 1-1 week with 4.17 kills and 4.17 digs per-set.
Caldwell - The Cougars rebounded from two losses earlier in the week with a 3-0 victory at Holy Family on Saturday to improve to 10-1 in the CACC and 14-4 overall. Juniors Amber Mosher and Susan McDonough each had eight kills in the win, with Mosher hitting .364. Mosher led Caldwell offensively in the other two matches last week, tallying 19 kills in a loss at Dominican on Tuesday and 12 kills in a defeat to NYIT on Friday. The Cougars host Nyack on Tuesday before playing a tri-match against Philadelphia and Southern Connecticut State in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Concordia - Concordia went 0-2 this week with losses to Dominican (NY) and Philadelphia U. This week the Clippers will travel to Felician and Dominican (NY). On Saturday, Concordia will host USciences at 6pm in the Meyer Athletic Center.
Felician - Senior S/Opp Megan Delamater has become the fifth player in program history to reach 100 career matches played. Felician hit a season-best .172 in Saturday’s road loss to Wilmington. In that match, freshman OH Anni Polscher registered 17 kills, the most by any Golden Falcon in a match in 2011.
Georgian Court - The Lions ended their losing streak at six with Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Post. Tatiana Villariny collected 24 kills in last Monday’s 3-0 loss to Kutztown making her the first GCU player to collect 20+ kills since Stephanie Rivera when she collected 20 at Wilmington University last October 29th. GCU will play two CACC road matches this week (10/11 @ Goldey-Beacom and 10/13 @ University of the Sciences).
Goldey-Beacom - Junior Monica Dempsey and senior Roni Shaner rank 1st and 5th, respectively, in the conference in service aces per-set. Dempsey also ranks sixth in the league in assists. Freshman Emily Shustack now ranks fourth in league in blocks. The Lightning have already doubled their conference win mark of last year with four, and surpassed last year’s overall win total with nine. Saturday’s victory over Bloomfield was the Lightning’s first win over Bloomfield in the last five tries, dating back to Sept. 16, 2006. GBC remains just one match back of fourth-place Georgian Court (5-5) in the CACC South Division standings. The Lightning host the Lions on Tuesday night at the Jones Center, and look to earn their first victory over GCU since Oct. 15, 2005.
Post - Senior setter Taylor Doyle is closing in on 3,000 career assists and only needs 91 more to reach the milestone. This week, the Eagles travel to Bloomfield before hosting Felician and Goldey-Beacom at the end of the week.