Stanford Repeats as SAC Volleyball Specialist of the Week


ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Queens outside hitter Meredith Jones has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, while Catawba setter Rachel Stanford was tabbed AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week for matches played Nov. 1 – Nov. 7, the League announced today.

Stanford, a junior from Mechanicsville, VA, led Catawba to wins over South Atlantic Conference foes Lenoir-Rhyne, Lincoln Memorial and Carson-Newman last week. Stanford averaged 11.64 assists over the 11 sets and totaled 128 assists and 2.09 digs per set. In the 3-2 win over Lenoir-Rhyne, Stanford piled up 53 assists and 13 digs and in the sweep over Lincoln Memorial on November 4, she averaged 13.33 assists per set. Catawba has now won six-straight matches. The award is her second South Atlantic Conference Specialist of the Week plaudit this season.

Jones, a senior from Blythewood, S.C. posted 52 kills, 32 digs and averaged a .308 hitting percentage to lead Queens to three conference wins last week. She averaged 4.73 kills per set in the 3-1 win over Carson-Newman as she recorded 18 kills and 10 digs against the Eagles. Jones also added 23 kills in the 3-1 win over Lincoln Memorial.  The award is her third Player of the Week plaudit of the season.

2016 AstroTurf SAC Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 6 – Meredith Jones, Queens
Sept. 13 – Abby Saehler, Wingate
Sept. 20 – Laryssa Welch, Tusculum
Sept. 27 – Abby Saehler, Wingate
Oct. 4 – Madison Darby-McClure, Newberry
Oct. 11 - Abby Saehler, Wingate
Oct. 18 - Meredith Jones, Queens
Oct. 25 - Lauren Hochstetler, Mars Hill
Nov. 1 - Samantha Cash, Lincoln Memorial
Nov. 8 - Meredith Jones, Queens

2016 AstroTurf SAC Volleyball Specialist of the Week
Sept. 6 – Emily Conlin, Anderson
Sept. 13 – Abby Cash, Lincoln Memorial
Sept. 20 – Sydney Kunz, Queens
Sept. 27 – Megan Mancini, Queens
Oct. 4 – Rachel Alles, Wingate
Oct. 11- Rachel Alles, Wingate
Oct. 18 -Maggie Marsh, Newberry
Oct. 25 - Maggie Marsh, Newberry
Nov. 1 - Rachel Stanford, Catawba
Nov. 8 - Rachel Stanford, Catawba

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