Player of the Week
Hanna Stoiberg, Marist, Sr., Setter/Right Side Hitter, 6-2, Thousand Oaks, Calif./La Reina
Stoiberg continues to take home hardware this season as she was named the Volley in the Valley Tournament MVP this past weekend, improving on her stats that won her last week's Player of the Week. She finished the weekend with 34 kills, 73 assists, 14 digs, 13 blocks and a .370 hitting percentage, as the Red Foxes won the Volley in the Valley championship. She was one dig shy of a triple-double in the opening match of the weekend against NJIT, finishing with 10 kills and 28 assists to go along with nine digs and three blocks. In Marist's second match of the day against Hartford, Stoiberg had team-highs with 13 kills, to go against one attacking error for a .462 hitting percentage and 22 assists. She also added two digs, two service aces and seven blocks, part of the Red Foxes' 17-block attack for the match. In the weekend finale to decide the championship, Stoiberg continued her high-level play, finishing with 11 kills, to only three errors, and again was the team leader with 23 assists. She also contributed with one service ace, three digs and another three blocks.
Libero of the Week
Brittany Gajewski, Rider, Sr., Libero, 5-5, Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional
Gajewski helped the Broncs to an undefeated week as Rider defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in five sets. A team captain, Gajewski had a career-high 40 digs in the two hour marathon with the Knights. She also served at a 94 percent clip (only one error) for the week and averaged 8.00 digs per set, as she now has 829 digs in her Bronc career.
Rookie of the Week
Nicole Marzik, Fairfield, Fr., Outside Hitter, 5-9, Prosper, Texas/ProsperRookie Nicole Marzik averaged 3.00 kills and 3.14 points per set along with four digs, two assists, and two total blocks in seven sets for the Stags at the UConn Classic. In two sets against Michigan State, Marzik tallied six kills and two digs. In two sets against UConn, she had two kills and a block. In the Stags' 3-0 win over Dartmouth, Marzik got the starting nod and delivered a career-high 13 kills on .455 hitting along with two digs, a block, and an assist.