NORFOLK, Va. — Florida A&M senior Ginna Lopez-Chavez and North Carolina A&T State junior Samara Brown were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Co-Volleyball Players of the Week, the conference announced today. Bethune-Cookman’s Phalen Clark earned Setter of the Week honors, while Morgan Marlbrough, of Howard, was selected Defensive Specialist of the Week. Norfolk State’s Jill Aquino was named Rookie of the Week.
Lopez-Chavez (MB, 6-3, Sr., Lima, Peru) totaled 23 kills, five blocks, two digs, two service aces and one assist in wins over North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T State. She hit .630, with a team-high 19 kills, in four sets against North Carolina A&T State.
Brown (OH, 6-1, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.) averaged a double-double of 17.0 kills and 11.0 digs per match against Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M. She notched a match-high 19 kills against Bethune-Cookman.
Clark (S, 5-7, Jr., New Orleans, La.) averaged 43.0 assists per match and 12.2 assists per set in wins over North Carolina A&T State and North Carolina Central. She posted a double-double of 16 digs and a match-high 44 assists in the four-set win over North Carolina A&T State.
Marlbrough (LB, 5-4, Sr., Mandeville, La.) averaged 14.0 digs per match and 4.6 digs per set in wins over Norfolk State and Morgan State. She registered a match-high 18 digs to help Howard hold Norfolk State to a .000 hitting percentage.
Aquino (S, 5-8, Fr., Stafford, Texas) compiled 77 assists, 13 digs, two service aces and one kill against Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore and Hampton. She recorded a team-high 33 assists in the four-set victory over Hampton.
Other Top Performers
Phylecia Armstrong (B-CU) finished with 18 kills, 11 blocks and two digs in wins over North Carolina A&T State and North Carolina Central.
Ivana Blazevic (MDES) averaged 10.28 assists per set in wins over Norfolk State and Delaware State.
Melvina Brown (NSU) notched a match-high 17 digs against Maryland Eastern Shore.
Elena Dimitrova (FAMU) averaged 10.85 assists per set against North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T State
Tamia Dockery (NSU) totaled 52 assists, 10 digs, two blocks and two kills in wins over Norfolk State and Morgan State.
Guro Froberg (CSU) posted a double-double of 11 kills and 11 digs against Morgan State.
Maria Yvette Garcia (FAMU) led the match with 16 kills in a win over North Carolina Central.
Alana Handy (B-CU) recorded a double-double of 14 kills and 16 digs in the win over North Carolina A&T State.
Christa Johnson (CSU) tallied a career-high eight kills and eight digs against Morgan State.
Jessica Johnson (NSU) registered a double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs against Maryland Eastern Shore.
Rachel Kayongo (MDES) led the match with 13 kills in the win over Norfolk State.
Micah Leavell (HAM) hit a season-best .650, with 14 kills, in the three-set win over Delaware State.
Dominique Madarang (CSU) collected 27 assists, in four sets, against Morgan State.
Mere Serea (MDES) compiled 16 kills, 11 blocks, one dig and one service ace in wins over Norfolk State and Delaware State.
Lena Washington (HAM) posted a double-double of 11 kills and 13 digs in a win over Delaware State.
Jessica Young (HOW) hit a career-high .647, with 12 kills, in a win over Norfolk State.