MEAC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors
NORFOLK, Va., September 4, 2017—Maryland Eastern Shore junior Lucia Babic was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Bethune-Cookman’s Jordan Jefferson earned Rookie of the Week honors, while teammate Rechez Lindsay was named Defensive Specialist of the Week and Morgan State sophomore Roi Wallace was named Setter of the Week.
Babic (5-10, Jr., OH, Sisak, Croatia) earned All-Tournament honors at the Terrier Invitational after helping the Hawks to a perfect 4-0 weekend. She hit .450 over the course of 16 sets – including a weekend-best .556 in a sweep of host Saint Francis Brooklyn. She had 17 kills each in that match and against Saint Peter’s, and Babic recorded her first double-double of the season with a 13-kill, 14-dig performance against UMass Lowell. She also had four blocks each against UMass Lowell and Saint Peter’s, and her seven aces against Saint Peter’s were the most in a match for the program since 2012.
Jefferson (5-8, Fr., OH, San Antonio, Texas) recorded double-doubles in all three matches this past weekend, helping Bethune-Cookman go 2-1 in a tournament at Georgia Southern. She opened the weekend with a 16-kill, 23-dig performance in a five-set win over Charlotte, before she turned in 11 kills and 15 digs in a four-set victory over Georgia Southern. Jefferson hit a weekend-best .220 against North Florida, racking up 14 kills and 19 digs.
Lindsay (5-7, Sr., DS, Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago) averaged 4.4 digs per set for the Lady Wildcats this weekend, totaling 57 digs in 13 sets played. She opened the tournament with 22 digs against Charlotte, before she turned in a 20-dig performance against host Georgia Southern. Lindsay also racked up five assists and two service aces on the weekend.
Wallace (5-9, So., S, San Dimas, Calif.) racked up 127 assists for the Lady Bears this past weekend, averaging 10.58 per set. She notched a career-high 50 assists against Evansville on Saturday, before adding 48 assists against Arkansas Pine Bluff in Morgan State’s first win of the season. She also had three aces, four digs and four kills (in four attacks) in that match.
Other Top Performers
Phalen Clark (B-CU) recorded 37 assists and 20 digs against North Florida.
Rakaya Neely (B-CU) was named Tournament MVP at Georgia Southern, hitting .722 against the host school (14 kills, one error in 18 attacks).
Dominique Madarang (CSU) had 33 assists and 13 digs against Canisius.
Glorines Rosado (CSU) notched 16 digs against Robert Morris.
Asia Stennis (CSU) was named to the Duquesne All-Tournament Team, recording a double-double (15 kills, 11 digs) against Canisius.
Nicole Abreu (FAMU) was named to the North Dakota State All-Tournament Team, recording two double-doubles in three matches.
Valentina Carrasco (FAMU) had 15 digs against North Dakota State.
Elena Dimitrova (FAMU) averaged 8.4 assists per set in the North Dakota State Tournament, including a weekend-high 36 against North Dakota State.
Candelaria Herrera (FAMU) hit .554 for the weekend, recording 13 kills against North Dakota State and 10 against San Francisco.
Tamia Dockery (HOW) recorded two double-doubles: 64 assists and 13 digs against Southern Utah and 26 assists and 11 digs against UC Riverside.
Khaila Donaldson (HOW) had 20 kills and 14 digs against Southern Utah.
Ivana Blazevic (MDES) racked up 45 assists against NJIT and averaged 9.42 assists per set for the Hawks.
Mere Serea (MDES) had nine blocks against UMass Lowell.
Cristen Coryatt (MSU) had 25 kills and hit .477 in leading Morgan State to its first win of the season, a four-set victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Jasmin Hubbard (MSU) had 20 digs against Evansville.
Melvina Brown (NSU) averaged 4.2 digs per set, racking up 20 against Saint Francis (Pa.) and 17 in a four-set win over Lafayette.
Taylor Eichelberger (NSU) had 13 kills against Lafayette, before adding 11 kills and three blocks against Central Connecticut State.
Clara Kick (NSU) had seven kills each against Saint Francis (Pa.) and Lafayette.