McDONOUGH CLAIMS THIRD VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY AWARD
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Susan McDonough of Caldwell College has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Player of the Week accolades for the third time this season. Belinda Snider of Post University was selected Rookie of the Week.
McDonough, a 5-9 senior outside hitter who hails from Saline, Mich., led Caldwell to a 3-1 week, including three more CACC wins, with averages of 4.38 kills at a .290 percentage, and 3.15 digs per-set. She tallied a season-best 20 kills to go with 10 digs while hitting .514 at Felician and notched 16 kills and 11 digs against Wilmington.
Snider, a 6-0 middle hitter from Norwalk, Conn., averaged 3.75 kills at a .312 percentage, along with 0.92 digs per-set in three matches last week. She collected 18 kills in a win over Mercy and 17 more in a victory against Philadelphia. She contributed 10 kills and four blocks in a setback to Caldwell.
Jillian Keeve, Holy Family (Sr., OH, 5-10, La Grange, IL) - Averaged 3.89 kills (.269%) and 1.94 digs per-set in a 3-1 week.
Katie Shorter, Wilmington (So., 6-2, MH, Pasadena, MD) - Posted 1.58 kills and 1.25 blocks per-set in a 1-2 week.
Kayla Dexter, Dominican (Fr., MB, Selah, WA) - Averaged 2.33 kills and 0.67 blocks per-set while hitting .700 in a 2-0 week.
Monica Dempsey, Goldey-Beacom (Jr., S, 5-7, Secaucus, NJ) - Averaged 3.45 digs, 6.91 assists and 0.73 kills per-set in a 2-1 week.
Taylor Doyle, Post (Sr., S, Mystic, CT) - Averaged 8.67 assists and 2.42 digs per-set in a 2-1 week for the Eagles.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons picked up their first two CACC victories of the season this week, topping Concordia College in a five-set victory and University of the Sciences in a 3-0 sweep Saturday afternoon to finish 2-2 for the seven-day span. Junior outside hitter Clodesh Marie Montano (Carolina, P.R.) led the offensive effort, averaging 2.88 kills per set over the four-match stretch. Montano finished with at least 10 kills in three of the Lady Deacons’ four matches, posting game-highs against Concordia (12) USciences (12) and Southern Connecticut State University (15), moving her to third in the CACC in kills per set (3.28). Sophomore Dominic Spivey (Newark, N.J.) was equally impressive, averaging 2.23 kills per set and providing Bloomfield with a legitimate second weapon alongside Montano. Spivey joined Montano with 12 kills in the victory over Concordia, and totaled 10 against USciences Saturday. Freshman posted the highest kill total of her Bloomfield Career in the victory over Concordia with 12. Defensively, Brandi Bodin (Clara City, Mn.) has finished with at least 10 digs in three of her last four matches, finishing with 18 digs against Nyack College Tuesday night and 12 against SCSU. Allison Hart (Pagosa Springs, Co.) finished with a team-high 13 digs against Southern Connecticut.
Caldwell - The Cougars went 3-1 last week, winning all three CACC matches and suffering their first loss of the season at Bridgeport on Saturday. The loss ended Caldwell’s string of nine straight victories to start the season, which is a school record. Junior outside hitter Susan McDonough led the Cougars in kills in all four matches, including a 20-kill performance at Felician on Thursday. Sophomore middle blocker Kasey Bausch set a career high with 13 kills in the 3-1 win over Wilmington on Sunday. Before last week’s matches, Caldwell ranked 16th nationally in hitting percentage, 17th in aces per set, 21st in assists per set and 23rd in kills per set. McDonough was 18th in the nation in kills per set, while senior setter Lauren Roth ranked 24th nationally in assists per set. The Cougars play at Concordia on Tuesday and at home against St. Rose Wednesday before hosting Georgian Court and defending East Region champion Dowling in a tri-match on Saturday.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College had a benchmark win this week, claiming the program’s first CACC victory over Wilmington University, 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 14-25, 25-23, 15-10). In doing so, the Griffins also surpassed their 2010 season win-total (5) with their sixth win of the season.
Concordia - Concordia will play in three games this week: hosting Caldwell on Tuesday, at Nyack on Thursday and at Goldey-Beacom on Saturday afternoon.
Dominican - The Lady Chargers went 2-0 last week in conference play to improve to 8-6 overall and remain undefeated with a 5-0 CACC record.
Felician - Sophomore MB Alexa Scrivanich had career highs of 12 kills and a .478 attack percentage and a season high five blocks in a three-set loss at Goldey-Beacom on Saturday. Felician hit a season-best .140 in that match.
Georgian Court - Jaslene Lopez established a new career high with her 50 assists, 9/22 vs, Chestnut Hill. It marks the first 50+ assist effort by a GCU player since Lisamary Figueroa distributed 55 in a 3-2 victory at Philadelphia University back on 9/22/09, exactly two years ago to the day. GCU has played four five-set matches this season, its most since playing eight such matches in ’07. The Lions have another busy week as they travel to Holy Family University on Tuesday, host Pace University Friday night and head to Caldwell College on Saturday for a tri-match vs. the Cougars and Dowling College.
Goldey-Beacom - Junior Monica Dempsey and senior Roni Shaner rank 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the conference in service aces per-set. Dempsey also ranks seventh in the league in assists. The Lightning have already won more conference matches (3) than they did all of last year.
Holy Family - Holy Family improves to 8-9 overall and 5-0 in the CACC after going 3-1 this past week. The Tigers began the week with a 3-2 loss to West Chester University on Tuesday but bounced back with a 3-2 victory against Goldey-Beacom on Thursday. Holy Family then won both its matches in a tri-match with Nyack (W, 3-2) and Mercy College (W, 3-0). Senior Jillian Keeve averaged 3.89 kills per set and had a season-high 24 kills against West Chester. In the same match, sophomore Chelsea Keegan recorded a season-best 52 assists. She averaged 9.00 assists this past week.
Post - The Eagles picked up their first two wins of the season this week with home wins over Mercy and Philadelphia. Taylor Doyle tossed up 47 assists in the win over the Rams in a five set match. Belinda Snider had games of 18 kills against Mercy and 17 kills against Philadelphia. This week the Eagles host Bloomfield Tuesday, visit Dominican on Thursday, and host Wilmington Saturday.
Philadelphia - An even 2-2 record was the result of three away matches and one home for the Rams last week. This week the squad faces Goldey-Beacom (9/27) at 7 p.m. before hosting Felician (10/1) for their Homecoming contest at 12 p.m.