October 15, 2013

Volleyball Sweeps Little East Conference Weekly Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - It was a clean sweep in the Little East Conference weekly honors as Megan Pollock (Wilton, Calif.), Elizabeth Glavan (Edina, Minn.), and Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) were named the Offensive Players, Defensive Player, and Rookie of the Week respectively Monday afternoon.

Monday's announcement marked the first time all season that one team has swept the volleyball weekly honors.  It also marked the first time in the careers of Pollock and Glavan that they have been honored by the Little East.  The Rookie of the Week selection for Murphy marked the second for the freshman hitter.

Last week UMB had a very challenging schedule playing six matches, four of which were against regionally ranked opponents.  Overall the Beacons posted a 3-3 record which included wins over conference rival Southern Maine, and a pair of regionally ranked teams in Trinity College (Conn.) and Babson College.

For Pollock, she had perhaps the best week of her college career as she totaled a whopping 204 assists (9.71 apg).  On three different occasions the senior from Wilton, California recorded a new career best and eventually topped off with 56 helpers in the 3-2 loss to Haverford College.  In five of the six matches played she registered at least 24 helpers and earned her first double-double of the season in the loss to Haverford.  She would also tally 45 assists in a 3-1 loss to regionally ranked Endicott College to kick-off the very busy weekend for the Beacons.

Glavan was also just as solid for UMB last week, as the freshman averaged 6.32 digs per game.  Against Trinity, she grabbed 21 digs, before posting a career-best 39 in the loss to Haverford on Saturday.  She finished with 23 in the loss to Endicott College, before totaling 27 respectively in the 1-1 split on Sunday.

Murphy grabbed her second weekly honor after averaging 2.52 kills and 3.1 points for the Beacons.  The Canton native recorded 53 kills on 110 attempts for a team-leading .345 hitting percentage.  She reached 15 kills in the 3-2 loss to Haverford College, just hours after tallying nine spikes in the 3-1 loss to Endicott College.  Earlier in the week, Murphy recorded a career-best .800 hitting percentage as she finished with eight kills on 10 attempts in the 3-0 conference win over Southern Maine.  She would also close out the week with a combined 14 digs and 11 total blocks respectively.