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Women’s Volleyball Athletes of the Week: September 17, 2018

Women's Volleyball Athletes of the Week for September 17, 2018

Offensive Player of the Week

Bailey Wilson (Keene State) – Sophomore – Setter - Moorpark, Calif.
Wilson averaged 9.18 assists and 3.09 digs per set in a 4-0 week for the Owls, and in doing so earned LEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time this season. She tallied 34 assists and 10 digs in a conference sweep of Eastern Connecticut, and fell one dig shy of a double-double in sweeps against Colby-Sawyer and Norwich. Wilson handed out 30 assists in the win over Colby-Sawyer and registered 23 assists in the win over Norwich. She leads the league with 346 assists, and is second in in the LEC in assists per set (8.24).

Defensive Player of the Week

Riley Bunker (Keene State) – Senior – Libero – Simi Valley, Calif.
Bunker was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 6.10 digs per set in a 4-0 week for the Owls, who swept each of their four opponents last week. She had 21 digs in a conference victory over Eastern Connecticut and in a non-conference triumph over Colby-Sawyer, and notched 16 digs in a non-conference win at Norwich. Bunker leads the LEC in digs (213) and digs per set (4.84) through her first 13 matches of the season.

Rookie of the Week

Amelia Murphy (Rhode Island College) – Freshman – Outside Hitter – North Attleboro, Mass.
Murphy repeats as LEC Rookie of the Week after averaging 3.55 kills per set in a 2-1 week for the Anchorwomen. She totaled 13 kills in a 3-1 win at Smith, had 12 kills in a setback against Salve Regina, and capped the week with a 14-kill performance in a 3-1 victory over Framingham State. Murphy currently sits fifth in the LEC in kills (92) and ranks sixth in kills per set (2.97) through the first nine matches of her collegiate career.