MEAC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 11, 2017—Howard sophomore Kira Porter was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. North Carolina Central’s Da’Nesha Miller was named Rookie of the Week, while Morgan State sophomore Jasmin Hubbard earned Defensive Specialist of the Week honors and Howard junior Tamia Dockery was named Setter of the Week.
Porter (5-11, So., MB, Incline, Nev.) was named to the All-Tournament Team in the University of Virginia Jefferson Cup, hitting .371 for the weekend in helping the Bison to a second-place finish. She had 11 kills and eight blocks against VCU, hitting .320 for the match – after she hit .350 and racked up nine kills in the Bison’s four-set win over the host Cavaliers. She also hit a weekend-best .471 against Ohio, adding a pair of aces to six kills and three blocks. For the weekend, Porter averaged a block a set (13 total).
Miller (5-11, Fr., OH, Hilton Head, S.C.) was named to the Phoenix Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 2.33 kills and 2.83 digs per set over the course of three matches. She closed out the tournament with an 11-kill, 15-dig performance against Charleston Southern, hitting a weekend-best .226. She also had nine kills, 10 digs and four blocks against tournament host Elon.
Hubbard (5-7, So., L, Sparks, Nev.) averaged 4.9 digs per set in the Charm City Challenge over the weekend, totaling 54 digs in 11 sets played. She had a match-high 22 digs against host Loyola (Md.), and she also racked up 17 digs against UMBC and 15 against Presbyterian.
Dockery (5-8, Jr., S, Richmond, Texas) joined Porter on the Jefferson Cup All-Tournament Team after recording a pair of double-doubles in three matches. She racked up a weekend-high 53 assists to go along with 18 digs, five blocks, three aces and four kills against VCU, and she also had 39 assists and 11 digs against Ohio. In Howard’s four-set win over Virginia, Dockery had 44 assists, three blocks, four kills and six digs.
Other Top Performers
Marlena Guice (CSU) had 10 kills against Buffalo and was named to the Georgetown Classic All-Tournament Team.
Dominique Madarang (CSU) had 20 assists against Buffalo.
Glorines Rosado (CSU) notched double-digit digs in three of the four matches over the weekend, including 17 against Buffalo.
Victoria Jenifer (HAM) had nine kills, two blocks and three digs in Hampton’s five-set win over Winthrop.
Maja Petronijevic (HAM) was named to the East Carolina Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording double-digit digs in three of the four matches.
Lena Reed-Petracek (HAM) had 26 assists in a four-set win over The Citadel.
Lena Washington (HAM) racked up 19 kills against Winthrop before adding 13 – on .310 hitting – against The Citadel.
Carlise Cardoza (HOW) had 19 digs against VCU after chipping in 14 in a four-set win over Virginia.
Ivana Blazevic (MDES) averaged 9.2 assists per set in the Demon Deacon Invitational, including 38 in a sweep of William & Mary.
Maja Jankovic (MDES) had 24 digs in a four-set win over USC Upstate.
Sola Okesanjo (MDES) hit .400 in seven sets played, notching four kills and a .429 hitting percentage against William & Mary.
Iva Vujosevic (MDES) earned All-Tournament honors in the Demon Deacon Invitational, notching her fourth double-double of the season against USC Upstate (17 kills, 13 digs).
Keana Browne (MSU) recorded double-digit kills in all three matches of the Charm City Challenge, including 13 against UMBC.
Roi Wallace (MSU) recorded a double-double of 43 assists and 10 digs against Presbyterian.
Edie Brewer (NCAT) was named All-Tournament after averaging 6.8 assists per set, including a season-high 33 in a win over Mississippi Valley State.
Alyssa Pitt (NCAT) had nine kills against Louisiana Monroe after racking up 12 digs and two aces against Mississippi Valley State.
Melvina Brown (NSU) had 19 digs against North Carolina Central before adding 15 against Charleston Southern.
Jazmine Craig (NSU) had 13 kills and nine digs in a four-set win over North Carolina Central.
Hope Forsythe (NSU) was named to the Phoenix Classic All-Tournament Team after recording double-doubles in two of the Spartans’ three matches.