Thompson Named ECAC New England Region Player of the Week

Oct. 5, 2011

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Junior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) nabbed her second honor for her standout play last week as she was named ECAC New England Region Player of the Week as announced by the ECAC executive office Wednesday morning.

For Thompson, this weekly honor is the first of the year for the two-time Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week.  Last week, Thompson fueled the now 17th ranked Beacons to a perfect 5-0 record and helped extend their winning streak to 13 straight matches.

In the five matches, Thompson averaged 3.72 kills per set, and helped UMass to huge non-conference wins over Tufts University and previously 19th ranked and undefeated SUNY Cortland.

For her efforts at the Stevens Tech Ducks Invitational, Thompson was named the Tournament MVP.  On the week, Thompson recorded a combined 67 kills, five aces, 48 digs, and 19 blocks respectively.