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MEAC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 6, 2017North Carolina A&T State senior Samara Brown and Maryland Eastern Shore junior Rachel Kayongo were named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Co-Players of the Week, the conference office announced today. Florida A&M’s Candelaria Herrera was named Rookie of the Week, while North Carolina A&T State senior Jasmine Lindor earned Defensive Specialist of the Week honors and Maryland Eastern Shore junior Carolina Machado was named Setter of the Week.

Brown (6-1, Sr., OH, Raleigh, N.C.) hit .404 for the weekend in helping the Aggies pick up conference wins over Savannah State and South Carolina State, averaging 4.5 kills per set. She had 13 kills and a .385 hitting percentage, to go along with five digs, in a straight-set win over Savannah State – before hitting .423 and recording 14 kills in a sweep of South Carolina State. Brown also had five total blocks in both matches.

Kayongo (6-0, Jr., OH, Northridge, Calif.) averaged 3.5 kills per set and hit .383 for the weekend as Maryland Eastern Shore won a pair of matches to clinch the MEAC Northern Division regular-season title. She had 12 kills, 10 digs and a .524 hitting percentage in a straight-set win over Morgan State on Friday, before racking up nine kills and six digs, hitting .304 against Coppin State on Sunday.

Herrera (6-1, Fr., MB, San Juan, Argentina) hit .400 in Florida A&M’s four-set home win over Bethune-Cookman, recording 14 kills, three blocks – all solo – and five digs. She tied teammate Maria Yvette Garcia for the team lead in kills, averaging 3.5 kills per set in the victory.

Lindor (6-0, Sr., MH, Cornelius, N.C.) averaged 2.0 blocks per set this past weekend, recording 12 total blocks in road wins over South Carolina State and Savannah State. She had six total blocks against Savannah State to go along with an ace and three kills, while her six total blocks against South Carolina State came along with a .429 hitting percentage and four kills.

Machado (5-7, Jr., S, Sao Paulo, Brazil) recorded a pair of double-doubles for Maryland Eastern Shore over the weekend, helping them remain undefeated in conference play. She had 26 assists and 11 digs in a win over Morgan State, before racking up 25 assists and 14 digs against Coppin State. She now has three consecutive double-doubles, and for the weekend, Machado averaged 8.5 assists and 4.2 digs per set.

Other Top Performers
Dominique Madarang (CSU) had 44 assists and six digs in a four-set win over Delaware State.

Glorines Rosado (CSU) racked up 17 digs against Delaware State before adding 12 against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Asia Stennis (CSU) racked up a career-high 21 kills and hit .405 against Delaware State.

Valentina Carrasco (FAMU) had 16 digs against Bethune-Cookman.

Maria Yvette Garcia (FAMU) had 14 kills and 20 digs in a four-set win over Bethune-Cookman.

Valeria Lopez (FAMU) had 42 assists and four aces against Bethune-Cookman.

Tamia Dockery (HOW) had 28 assists and six digs in a four-set win over Norfolk State.

Khaila Donaldson (HOW) had 11 kills, three aces and a block against Norfolk State.

Kia Porter (HOW) totaled 10 blocks for the weekend, recording five each in wins over Norfolk State and Hampton.

Alana Polk (MDES) had eight total blocks for the weekend, including six against Coppin State.

Cristen Coryatt (MSU) had 17 kills and 11 digs, hitting .406, in a four-set win over Delaware State.

Jasmin Hubbard (MSU) racked up 22 digs against Delaware State.

Mykaela Ross (MSU) had nine kills and six digs against Delaware State after a 10-dig performance against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Roi Wallace (MSU) had 50 assists and nine digs against Delaware State.

Edie Brewer (NCAT) had 26 assists against South Carolina State after recording a double-double (17 assists, 14 digs) against Savannah State.

Courteney Pitt (NCAT) had 10 kills and a .471 hitting percentage against Savannah State.

Whitney White (NCCU) had 16 kills and hit .310 in a four-set win over South Carolina State.

Jill Aquino (NSU) recorded 38 assists and eight digs against Howard.

Hope Forsythe (NSU) had 15 kills and six digs against Howard.