NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior Rachel Schroff of Palos Verdes, Calif. has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Volleyball Player of the Week.
Schroff averaged 4.43 kills, 3.14 digs and .71 assists in seven games of action against NESCAC opposition this weekend.
Saturday afternoon, the Camels snapped Bowdoin College's 40 match home winning streak, the longest stretch of dominance in Division III Volleyball. Schroff paved the way to the 3-0 blanking, erupting with 12 kills, seven assists, four aces, five digs and two blocks. Friday night at Tufts University, Schroff posted a double-double with 19 kills and 17 digs.
Schroff is leading the league in kills with an average of 3.35 kills per set and ranks third in the conference with a .310 hitting percentage.
Connecticut College head volleyball coach and associate director of athletics Josh Edmed has been pleased with Schroff's contributions as a leader and co-captain for the Camels (11-2) this fall.
"Rachel had a solid weekend for us against some strong NESCAC competition," Edmed said. "Her physical talents are very impressive but what gives Rachel such an edge is her ability to lead others while exuding a team-first attitude."
Schroff will receive her degree in psychology this spring and is also carrying a minor in human development.
This is the second time the NESCAC has honored Schroff as its Player of the Week. -CC-