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Women’s Volleyball Athletes of the Week: September 10, 2018

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Offensive Player of the Week

Eileen Shi (UMass Boston) – Senior – Outside Hitter - San Francisco, Calif.
Shi repeats as LEC Offensive Player of the Week after averaging 4.9 points per set and hitting .348 in a 1-1 week for the Beacons. She totaled 11 kills, five digs and four service aces in a 3-0 win over Maine-Presque Isle, and then posted a double-double with 18 kills and 10 digs over four sets against Bowdoin.

Defensive Player of the Week

Jillian Sykora (UMass Dartmouth) – Junior – Libero – Waterford, Conn.
Sykora averaged 4.50 digs per set in a 2-0 week for the Corsairs. She totaled 15 digs in a 3-0 win over Lesley before notching 12 digs and five service aces in a 3-0 victory over Salem State.

Rookie of the Week

Amelia Murphy (Rhode Island College) – Freshman – Outside Hitter – North Attleboro, Mass.
Murphy averaged 3.3 points and 1.27 digs per set in a 2-1 week for the Anchorwomen. She tallied 12 kills while hitting .526 in a 3-0 win at Bridgewater State after totaling eight kills and seven digs in a 3-0 win at Salem State. She opened the week with a 13-kill, six-dig performance against Worcester State.