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2012 NCAC Players of the Week

October 29th
Tierra Moore, Hiram
(Canton, OH/South)

Set Assists: 73 (14.60 per set)
Digs: 20 (4.00 per set)
Blocks: 5 (1 solo, 4 asst.)
Kills: 7 (1.40 per set)
Sets Played: 5

Hiram sophomore setter Tierra Moore guided the Terriers to back-to-back, straight-set, non-conference wins over Ithaca and SUNY-Fredonia in New York on October 27th. Moore racked up 73 set assists (14.60 per set), 20 digs (4.00 per set), seven kills (1.40 per set) and five blocks (1 solo, 4 asst.) in five total sets played last week. Moore and the Terriers will be the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAC Volleyball Tournament and will take on No. 6 Ohio Wesleyan in a quarterfinal match on Friday (11/2) at 4:00 p.m. at Wittenberg.
October 22nd
Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg
(London, OH/Jonathan Alder)

Kills: 27 (3.00 per set)
Hitting Percentage: .473
Digs: 33
Blocks: 3 (1 solo, 2 asst.)
Service Aces: 4
Sets Played: 9

Wittenberg freshman Kara Seidenstricker led the Tigers to a perfect weekend and their seventh consecutive NCAC Championship with a pair of straight-set victories over Hiram and Allegheny.  Seidenstricker totaled 27 kills and a .473 attack percentage on the week to go along with 33 digs, four service aces and three total blocks (1 solo, 2 asst.).
October 15th
Emily Mortimer, Hiram
(Mogadore, OH/Field)

Kills: 25 (2.78 per set)
Hitting Percentage: 0.455
Digs: 4
Blocks: 10 (2 solo, 8 asst.)
Sets Played: 9

Hiram freshman Emily Mortimer helped the Terriers cruise to three straight-sets victories over Allegheny, Ohio Wesleyan and Kalamazoo in action last week. Mortimer racked up 25 kills (2.78/set) and a .455 hitting percentage to go along with four digs and 10 total blocks (2 solo, 8 asst.). The Terrier, who are tied for first-place in the NCAC standings with Wittenberg, will travel to Springfield on Friday evening for a first-place showdown with the Tigers.
October 9th
Elena Lein, Denison
(Athens, OH/Athens) 

Kills: 44
Digs: 6
Blocks: 13 (7 solo, 6 assist)
Sets Played: 15

Denison freshman middle hitter Elena Lein compiled 44 kills and a .381 attack percentage to help the Big Red rack up a pair of NCAC wins over Wooster, 3-1, and Allegheny, 3-0, in action last week. In addition, Lein added 13 total blocks (7 solo, 6 asst.) and six digs in 15 total sets.
October 1st
Katie Petrovich, DePauw
(St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall)

Kills: 22 (2.4/Game)
Digs: 8 (0.9/Game)
Blocks: 6 (2 solo, 4 asst.)
Sets Played: 9

DePauw senior outside hitter Katie Petrovich helped the Tigers match its second-longest winning streak in school history at 15-straight with wins over Alma, 3-2, and Wooster, 3-1, in action last week. On the week, Petrovich led the Tigers with 22 kills, eight digs and six blocks (2 solo, 4 asst.) in nine total sets. The all-time record of consecutive wins at DPU stands at 19 and was set in the 1990 season.
September 24th
Paige Parker, Wooster
(Springfield, OH/West Liberty-Salem)

Kills: 38
Digs: 36
Service Aces: 2
Sets Played: 12

Wooster junior Paige Parker paced the Fighting Scots on the week after totaling 38 kills, 36 digs and two service aces in 12 total sets. Parker tallied 11 kills in a 3-0 league victory over Allegheny and matched her career-best performance with 23 kills in a thrilling 3-2 triumph over Case. Parker also helped the Scots take a set from the defending national champions, Wittenberg, for the first time since 1994 in a 3-1 setback against the Tigers after tallying 11 total digs in the match.
September 17th
Mary Kate Etling, DePauw
(Terre Haute, IN/North)

Kills: 60
Digs: 16
Blocks: 22 (3 solo, 19 asst.)
Service Aces: 3
Sets Played: 16

DePauw sophomore Mary Kate Etling helped the Tigers extend their current win streak to 11 straight with a perfect 5-0 record last week. Etling was a force on offense for the Tigers as she led the team with 60 kills and a .390 attack percentage, while the sophomore also dominated at the net on defense as she led the team with 22 total blocks (1.38 B/GM).
September 10th
Christina Gilene, Wittenberg
(Milford, OH/McNicholas)

Digs: 71 (5.46/set)
Set Assists: 13
Reception Attempts: 91
Receptions Errors: 3
Reception %: .967

Wittenberg senior Christina Gilene was named the Juniata College Asics Invitational Most Valuable Player for her contributions to the Tigers’ weekend, which included an upset of top-ranked Christopher Newport in a re-match of the 2011 National Championship match. Gilene, who also helped guide the Tigers in wins over No. 9 Juniata and No. 16 Puget Sound, logged 71 digs (5.46/set) and only three reception errors in 91 chances (.967).
September 4th

Megan Weissenberger, Ohio Wesleyan
(Toledo, OH/Central Catholic)

Kills: 39
Digs: 39
Blocks: 4
Service Aces: 9
Sets Played: 13

Ohio Wesleyan senior Megan Weissenberger helped guide the Battling Bishops to their first 3-0 start since the 2006 season with three wins at the OWU Invitational. With three straight-set victories over Earlham, Wilmington and Manchester, the Battling Bishops have already surepassed their win total from a year ago. In 13 total sets over the weekend, Weissenberger totaled 39 kills, 39 digs, nine service aces and four total blocks.