MVP MCDONOUGH NAMED VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Susan McDonough of Caldwell College has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week two days after being named the CACC Tournament MVP. Fellow Cougar Jaclyn Del Cid was the pick for Rookie of the Week.
McDonough, a 5-9 junior outside hitter from Saline, Mich., led Caldwell to its second straight CACC Tournament Championship with a 3-1 win over Holy Family in Saturday's finale. She recorded 10 kills, 20 digs and two service aces in the championship match, and contributed 22 kills and 15 digs in a 3-2 semi-final victory over Philadelphia. McDonough was voted the CACC Player of the Week last week.
Del Cid, a 5-2 freshman libero/defensive specialist from Bogota, Columbia, helped lead the defensive effort in Caldwell's march to the CACC Championship. She averaged 2.91 digs per-set in three tournament victories and posted 16 digs in the championshp match against Holy Family.
Nicole Wiechecki, Wilmington (Jr., OH, Wilmington, DE) - Averaged 2.88 kills and 3.25 digs per-set in two CACC Tournament matches. Was named to the All-Tournament team.
Michelle Fiorvanti, Dominican (Jr., OH, Commack, NY) - Posted 18 kills in a CACC Tournament setback to Wilmington.
Caldwell - The Cougars captured their second straight CACC Tournament title by defeating Holy Family in the final on Saturday at Georgian Court. Junior outside hitter Susan McDonough was named the tournament’s MVP after averaging 4.36 kills and 4.36 digs per set over the three wins. Senior setter Lauren Roth and sophomore middle blocker Kasey Bausch also made the all-Tournament Team. Caldwell moved up one spot in the East Region rankings and will be the No. 7 seed at the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament, which begins on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the University of New Haven. The Cougars will face second-seeded Dowling in a rematch of last year’s East Region first round match-up, won by the Lions in three sets.