Monday, August 30, 2010

University of Albany's Wright and Jacobson Earn First America East Volleyball Weekly Honors - UAlbany Sports 2010

Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Casey Wright, a junior middle hitter, and Kaley Jacobson, a freshman setter, earned the first America East Conference Volleyball weekly awards of the season, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Wright was chosen conference player of the week while Jacobson was the rookie of the week recipient after leading the Great Danes to a 2-1 record on the first weekend of play.

Wright averaged 4.30 kills and 1.60 blocks as well as a .456 hitting percentage, which puts her at the top of the league in all three categories. As a member of the all-tournament team at Clemson's Big Orange Bash, Wright also recorded four service aces. She started off the weekend with a career-high 21 kills against Tennessee Tech to go along with a .514 hitting percentage and six total blocks. On Saturday, Wright totaled 13 kills with a .600 hitting percentage and another six blocks before wrapping up the tournament with nine kills and four blocks against the host Tigers. Seven of her 16 total blocks were of the solo variety.

Jacobson saw action in all three matches at the Big Orange Bash, averaging 8.89 assists and 1.78 digs per set. She also recorded three service aces and four block assists in her collegiate debut. She totaled 24 assists, three digs and two block assists in the opening win over Tennessee Tech and followed up with a 30-assist, five-dig performance against Jacksonville. Jacobson completed the weekend with 26 assists, eight digs and one service ace against Clemson.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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