Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Brooke Stanley was named the America East Conference Volleyball Player and Setter of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. It is Stanley's third straight setter of the week honor, and the first player of the week accolade of her career.
Stanley led UAlbany (14-4, AE 4-0) to sweeps of America East foes Stony Brook and UMBC over the weekend, as well as a 3-0 win over crosstown-rival Siena on Oct. 14. She averaged 11.67 assists to go along with 3.11 digs, 1.11 kills and a .308 hitting percentage. Stanley recorded a match-high 34 assists to go along with six digs and two kills versus Siena and recorded her seventh double-double of the season against Stony Brook, accumulating 35 assists and 14 digs, while also adding five kills. In the weekend finale against UMBC, a battle of the final unbeaten America East teams, Stanley recorded 36 assists, eight digs and three kills, along with a solo block.
Stanley's strong setting against the Retrievers helped the Great Danes reach a .324 hitting percentage as a team. UAlbany did not commit an attack error in the first set in recording a .516 hitting mark. Stanley quarterbacked the squad to a league-best team hitting percentage of .294 for the week. She is the conference's leader in assists with an average of 10.38 helpers per set this season and is also among the league leaders in service aces (0.27 aps) and digs (2.62 dps).
Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information