Oct. 29, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The top three teams in the Patriot League all picked up wins last week, with Colgate still holding the edge in first place at 9-1. Army (8-2) and American (7-3) continue to put pressure on the Raiders with four contests remaining. Lehigh (6-4) now has a one-match edge on Navy (5-5) for fourth, giving the Mountain Hawks the inside track on the fourth and final berth to the Patriot League Tournament at this point.
MOLTEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ARIANA MANKUS, ARMY Sr., OH, Lisle, Ill.
Mankus logged 12 kills in Friday’s sweep of Manhattan, lifting her into the Patriot League’s all-time top 10 in the category. She followed up with another 12-kill performance Saturday as Army stayed in second place in the League standings with a 3-0 win at Holy Cross. In six sets, Mankus averaged 4.00 kills 3.00 digs per set while hitting .317.
MOLTEN ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
ALLISON CAPPELLINO, AMERICAN Fr., L, Penfield, N.Y.
Cappellino led the Eagles’ defensive effort once again, averaging 3.43 digs per set as American went 1-1 on the week, including Friday’s four-set win over Navy. After logging 12 digs in American’s match earlier in the week against Maryland, Cappellino recorded another 12 versus the Mids. She also logged five assists for the week.
SARA RISHELL, AMERICAN So., OH/MB, Smithsburg, Md.
Rishell averaged 3.57 kills per set, hit .304 and logged four digs during American's 1-1 week. She had 16 kills, three kills and a pair of blocks in the four-set win over Navy.
LINDSAY YOUNG, COLGATE Jr., OH, Tampa, Fla.
Young hit .258 with 14 kills and picked up four digs in Colgate's sweep of Bucknell Thursday night.
EMILY OLIVER, HOLY CROSS Fr., OH/RS, Carlsbad, Calif.
AMANDA CLARK, LEHIGH Jr., MB, Irvine, Calif.
Oliver averaged 3.33 kills per set and hit .360 during the Crusaders' 1-1 week.
Clark hit .372 during Lehigh's 2-0 week and averaged 3.67 kills per frame. She had 14 strikes in the sweep of Delaware State.