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Women’s Volleyball Athletes of the Week: October 1, 2018

women's volleyball athletes of the week for October 1, 2018

Offensive Player of the Week

Eileen Shi (UMass Boston) – Senior – Outside Hitter – San Francisco, Calif.
Shi was named LEC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after totaling 46 kills (4.18 per set), and 25 service aces (2.27 per set) while hitting .337 in a 3-0 week for the Beacons. She had 10 kills with 11 service aces in a 3-0 conference win over Southern Maine to start the week and later registered 17 kills while hitting .448 and adding five aces and seven digs in a 3-0 LEC victory over Western Connecticut. She had a week-high 19 kills along with 10 digs and nine aces in a 3-2 non-conference won over Simmons. Shi leads the LEC in kills (200), kills per set (4.00), service aces (50) and service aces per set (1.00) this season.

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 fourth time this season after averaging 5.67 digs per set in a 2-1 week for the Owls. She totaled 21 digs and three service aces in a 3-1 conference win over Plymouth State, notched 26 digs in a 3-1 setback at Southern Maine, and capped the week tallying 21 digs and three service aces in a 3-0 non-conference victory over Sage. Bunker leads the LEC in digs (337) and digs per set (5.18), and ranks sixth in service aces (36).

Rookie of the Week

Anna Barry (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Middle Hitter – Andover, N.H.
Barry was named LEC Rookie of the Week for the first time this season after totaling 34 kills (3.40 per set) and hitting .455 in a 3-0 week for the Warriors. She totaled 11 kills while hitting .444 (11-3-18) in a 3-0 conference win over cross-state rival Western Connecticut, put down 12 kills while hitting .429 (12-3-21) in a 3-1 non-conference win over Western New England, and wrapped up her week with 11 kills while hitting .500 (11-3-16) in a sweep of Westfield State. Barry is second in the LEC in hitting percentage (.370) this season.