Kala Guy, Virginia Wesleyan, Senior, Outside Hitter
Guy, a senior from Fishersville, Va., helped lead VWC to a 4-1 week, including a 4-0 run through the Hollins Invitational. She began her week by setting a VWC program record with 27 kills in a tough loss at North Carolina Wesleyan College. But, she came back strong in the Hollins tourney to lead the Marlins with a total of 48 kills, including 20 against Gettysburg College. She also ranked second for the Marlins in total blocks (6) and digs (35). She has increased her kills total to 968, putting her on track to become only the fourth VWC volleyball player to surpass 1,000 kills in a career.
Volleyball Honor Roll
Sara Ritchie, East. Mennonite - (So,
OH - Harrisonburg, VA, 9)
Ritchie had a match-high in each of EMU's matches last week, helping the women to a 1-1 split. She had a high of 21 kills against McDaniel, along with 16 digs. She added three aces and a pair of block assists. For the week, she averaged 3.88 kills, swinging .282 from the outside.
Meredith Foscue, Guilford - (Jr, LB - Asheboro, N.C., 7)
Foscue was forced to setter in the second game of Wednesday's match with Ferrum and helped steady the Quakers to a 3-1 win. She recorded a career-high 22 assists and served up a team-high three aces in the match. Over the week, Foscue was named to the Greensboro College Invitational All-Tournament team for her play. She had four aces and 17 assists, both team highs, in a 3-1 loss to Greensboro. She paced the Quakers with five kills on .455 hitting, 18 assists, two aces and 12 digs in a 3-0 loss to Agnes Scott.
Aricquel Payne, Lynchburg - (So, OH - Woodbridge, VA, 22)
Payne started all for matches for the volleyball team, collecting 44 kills, six service aces (.844 serving percentage), 52 digs, and nine blocks. The Hornets went 3-2 in those matches. She had a double-double in a 3-0 win over Roanoke at the start of the week as she collected 11 kills and 11 digs to go with three blocks in LC's ODAC-play opener.
Marli Dabareiner, Randolph-Macon - (Jr, DS - Hardy, VA, 21)
Dabareiner helped R-MC to a 3-0 victory over Virginia Union in its lone match of the week. The junior libero led a defense that that topped VUU in three games. Dabareiner had 14 digs in just two games.
Mackenzie Tyree, Roanoke - (Fr, S - Daleville, VA, 4)
Tyre helped the Maroons to a 4-1 record over the past week to improve to 5-4 overall. Roanoke swept the field in the Greensboro Classic to win the tournament. Tyre was named the MVP of the tournament as she tallied 62 digs in the four matches, including 20 in a 3-1 win over William Peace and 22 in a 3-2 triumph over Greensboro.
Haley Smith, Shenandoah - (Jr, MB - Winchester, Va., 4)
Smith helped Shenandoah to a 4-0 week with a solid effort in the middle of the Hornets' offense and defense at the net. She collected 27 kills and hit at a .268 clip. She also recorded 13 blocks, good for 1.08 per set. Eight of those blocks were of the solo variety. Her top contest game in a 3-0 win over Mary Baldwin where she notched nine kills and six blocks (four solo). Smith also had six aces on the week.
Kelly McManus, Washington and Lee - (So, DS - Osprey, Fla., 3)
In four matches this weekend, McManus tallied 52 digs and nine service aces. She helped the Generals beat Marietta on Friday with six service aces and 13 digs. The defensive specialist averaged 3.71 digs per set and .64 service aces per set. She was named to the W&L Invitational All-Tournament team.