M.A. BOLES, Washington and Lee, Sophomore, Outside Hitter
Boles, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, was named MVP of the W&L Invitational as W&L posted a 4-0 weekend to move to 8-0 on the season. She totaled 61 kills (4.7/set) and hit .431 for the weekend. She added 29 digs (2.2/set) and six service aces (0.46/set) to her stat line. Boles notched 20 kills against just two errors and hit .514 in the championship match against Gettysburg (W, 3-0), while adding nine digs. She also posted 19 kills (.378) and 13 digs in a 3-0 win over SVU.
Volleyball Honor Roll
Katie Baker, Bridgewater, Senior, Middle Hitter
Baker was named to the All-Tournament team at the Catholic tournament – her second all-tournament nod in two tournaments this season. She played in three of the four matches during the weekend and finished with a total of 38 kills and 10 blocks. She had her best performance against EMU when she finished with 13 kills and hit for a .440 percentage.
Emma Gunn, Guilford, Senior, Middle Blocker
Gunn averaged a team-high 2.68 kills per set on .315 hitting in the Quakers’ 1-4 week… also led Guilford with .53 blocks per set… averaged 3.00 points per set… hit .458 with 11 kill, an ace and two blocks in a road loss to Meredith… put away a match- and career-high 19 kills on .576 hitting in the Quakers’ five-set win over Greensboro… had nine kills and four blocks in a five-set loss to Roanoke… led Guilford with 11 kills in a four-set loss to Peace.
Mandi McDade, Hollins, Freshman, Middle
McDade led Hollins to three sweeps in less than 24 hours over the weekend, helping HU to a 3-1 week. She collected 37 total kills, including her first double-digit match with 15 in HU's victory over Mary Baldwin on Saturday. McDade also tallied 40 digs and 12 aces over the four matches.
Rachel Huffman, Lynchburg, Junior, Middle Hitter
Huffman led the Hornet volleyball team to a 4-0 record last week, dropping just one game all week. She blasted a team-high 32 kills for a .482 hitting percentage, and added 11 blocks and three service aces. Huffman's highmark came in a 3-0 win over Shenandoah as she collected 11 kills and five blocks.
Shana Nelson, Randolph, Freshman, Middle Hitter
Nelson averaged over 10 kills per match on the week, posting a week-best of 15 against NC Wesleyan. She also had six total blocks in that match. Nelson was very efficient as well, as she posted a hitting percentage of .403 during the WildCats 2-2 week. She was responsible for 51 points in all, which was the best among Randolph players. With a 5-2 record, Randolph is off to is its best start since the 1994 season, when the ‘Cats went 7-2 to open the campaign.
Mallory Carter, Randolph-Macon, Junior, Outside Hitter
Carter was named to the Juniata ASICS All-Tournament Team over the weekend. Carter had 31 kills for the tournament and 29 digs on the defensive side. Carter had 11 kills and nine digs versus Franklin & Marshall and 13 kills and 15 digs in a five game loss to Transylvania.