Mayne Named D-I Independent Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 11, 2005
GREELEY, Colo. - University of Northern Colorado sophomore libero Abby Mayne was named the Division I Independent Volleyball Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Mayne averaged 5.44 digs/game last week as the Bears were 2-0 with wins at fellow D-I Independents South Dakota State (3-2) and North Dakota State (3-1) as the Bears hit the .500 mark (9-9) for the first time this season. She had 28 digs (one off her career-high) in a five-set win at SDSU and followed that up with 21 digs in the four-set win at NDSU.
It marks the second time this year she has earned the award, as she was also honored on Sept. 13.
Texas-Pan American's Danielle Holthe shared the Co-Defensive Player of the Week honor with Mayne while UTPA's Chelsea Blakely earned Setter of the Week honors and the Broncs Kellie Phillips was named Newcomer of the Week. IPFW's Fabiana Souza was named Offensive Player of the Week.
Northern Colorado (9-9) puts its 31-match home-court winning streak (the second longest in Division I) on the line Saturday night when they host Utah Valley State (7-8) at 7 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
This season, eight Division I Independent volleyball teams have joined together to have Player of the Week awards. Those teams are IPFW, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Providence, South Dakota State, Texas-Pan American, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Utah Valley State. Awards are voted on by participating team sports information directors and released each Tuesday.
Complete award winners for the year can be found by logging onto: http://uncbears.collegesports.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/071905aab.html.