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2016 NCAC Volleyball Players of the Week

October 31st

Marissa Jay, Hiram
(Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) 

Sets Played: 16
Hitting %: .400
Blocks: 11
Digs: 59 

Hiram senior outside hitter Marissa Jay closed out the regular season by leading the Terriers to a perfect 5-0 record, which included a 4-0 record over the weekend at the Houghton (NY) Tournament. In five total matches on the week, Jay amassed 85 kills against just 15 hitting errors for a .400 hitting percentage. She also logged four double-double performances on the week, led by a 25-kill, 14-dig effort in a 3-1 victory over SUNY-Cortland on Saturday.

October 24th

Shelby Ksiazek, Ohio Wesleyan
(Littleton, CO/Regis Jesuit)  

Kills: 39
Hitting %: .326

Blocks: 12
Sets Played: 11 

Ohio Wesleyan right-side hitter Shelby Ksiazek posted a pair of double-digit kill performances last week to lead the Bishops in a pair of 3-1 wins over Mount Union and Hiram. In the two wins combined, Ksiazek paced the OWU offense with 33 kills and just three hitting errors in 67 total attempts for a .448 hitting percentage. In 11 sets on the week, Ksiazek accumulated 39 kills, 12 blocks and six total digs.

October 17th

Meredith Leung, Oberlin
(Lomita, CA/Rolling Hills Prep)  

Set Assists: 76
Digs: 27
Kills: 3
Sets Played: 12 

Oberlin senior Meredith Leung reached a pair of career milestones in leading the Yeowomen to victories last week over Franciscan, 3-2, and Thiel, 3-0. In the win over Franciscan on Friday, she logged her third double-double of the season with 31 set assists and 10 digs. In 12 total sets on the week, she accumulated 76 set assists and 27 digs to surpass 3,000-career set assists and 1,000-career digs.

October 10th

Marissa Jay, Hiram
(Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) 

Kills: 56
Hitting %: .219
Digs: 52 
Blocks: 4
Sets Played: 11 

Hiram senior outside hitter Marissa Jay helped guide the Terriers to a perfect 3-0 record last week with three-straight double-double performances. In 11 total sets on the week, Jay accumulated 56 kills and 52 digs, which included a 17-kill, 14-dig effort in the Terriers’ 3-1 league victory over Denison on Saturday. Her best match of the week came in Thursday’s 3-1 non-conference win over Geneva when she tallied 22 kills and scooped up 25 digs.

October 4th

Delaney Swanson, Kenyon
(Sonoma, CA/Sonoma Valley)  

Kills: 36
Hitting %: .215
Blocks: 5
Digs: 30
Sets Played:

Kenyon sophomore outside hitter Delaney Swanson once again provided versatility on the court in two key league wins last week for the Ladies against Ohio Wesleyan, 3-0, and Hiram, 3-2. In eight total sets on the week, she totaled 36 kills, 30 digs and five blocks, which included a 21-kill, 15-dig performance in Saturday’s thrilling five-set victory over visiting Hiram.  

September 26th

Leah Reinfranck, Denison
(Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North)  

Kills: 37
Hitting %: .492
Blocks: 3
Digs: 7
Sets Played: 10

Denison junior middle hitter Leah Reinfranck paced the Big Red offense last week in a pair of 3-2 victories over Heidelberg and NCAC-rival Kenyon. In the win over Heidelberg, she smashed 13 kills in 23 attempts with just two errors for a .478 hitting percentage, before posting a career-high 24 kills and just three errors in 42 attempts against the Ladies for a .500 hitting percentage. Reinfranck currently ranks third in the NCAC in hitting percentage (.326) and fourth overall in kills (178).

September 19th

Maddie Fischer, Wittenberg
(Minerva, OH/Minerva) 

Kills: 42
Digs: 20
Blocks: 6 
Service Aces:
Sets Played: 12 

Wittenberg junior outside hitter Maddie Fischer played a vital role in leading the Tigers to a pair of top-25 wins last weekend at the Tigers’ own Fall Invitational, which included a 3-1 victory over No. 1 Cal Lutheran in a re-match of the 2015 national championship match. Fischer finished the three matches against nationally-ranked teams with 42 kills, 20 digs, six aces and six blocks in 12 total sets, which included a 21-kill effort in the Tigers’ 3-1 victory over No. 22 Elmhurst.

September 12th

Delaney Swanson, Kenyon
(Sonoma, CA/Sonoma Valley)   

Kills: 57
Service Aces: 9
Blocks: 2
Digs: 60
Sets Played: 14 

Kenyon sophomore outside hitter Delaney Swanson helped the Ladies to a 3-2 record last week with 57 kills, 60 digs, nine aces and two blocks. She was named to the Bluffton Sommer Center Spiketacular all-tournament team after combining for 53 kills, 58 digs and eight aces in three KC matches, which included a 21-kill, 24-dig performance in the Ladies’ 3-1 win over Geneva on Friday night. She also added 18 kills, 15 digs and four aces in a 3-1 victory over Thomas More in the very next match. 

September 6th

Keegan Kollias, DePauw 
(Zionsville, IN/Zionsville)  

Kills: 17
Set Assists: 148
Service Aces: 3
Blocks: 6
Digs: 37
Sets Played: 16 

DePauw junior Keegan Kollias shined in the starting setter role for the Tigers at last weekend’s Baden Invitational at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The junior finished the four-match event with 148 set assists, 37 digs and 17 kills, which included handing out 36 set assists and tallying seven digs in DPU’s 3-1 upset victory over No. 6 Washington (MO). It marked DPU’s first-ever victory over the Bears.  Kollias, who was named to the all-tournament team, also contributed six blocks and three service aces in 14 total sets over the weekend.