MEAC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors

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NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27, 2018—North Carolina A&T State sophomore Courteney Pitt was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. North Carolina A&T State’s Lily Walton was named Rookie of the Week, while Florida A&M senior Valentina Carrasco earned Defensive Specialist of the Week honors and North Carolina A&T State sophomore Edie Brewer was named Setter of the Week.
Pitt (6-1, So., OH, Farmville, N.C.) helped the Aggies start the season 3-0 for the first time since 1996 this past weekend, averaging 4.0 kills per set in victories over Alabama A&M, Alabama State and Jackson State in the ISTAP Collegiate Cup. After racking up a career-high 17 kills in the opener against Alabama A&M, Pitt added 14 kills and four service aces in a four-set win over Alabama State. She ended the weekend with a 17-kill, 11-dig performance, hitting .233, in a win over Jackson State.
Walton (6-1, Fr., MB, Charlotte, N.C.) hit .433 in three matches this past weekend, helping the Aggies kick off the 2018 campaign with a 3-0 mark. In addition to averaging 2.67 kills per set, Walton racked up 10 total blocks and eight service aces over the weekend. After opening with an 11-kill, four-ace performance against Alabama A&M, she notched 11 kills and two aces against Alabama State  -- before adding 10 kills, two aces and a combined eight blocks against Jackson State.
Carrasco (5-6, Sr., L, Lima, Peru) averaged 5.0 digs per set for the Lady Rattlers this past weekend in the FIU Kickoff, totaling 55 digs in 11 sets played. After opening with 25 digs against Tennessee State on Friday, Carrasco notched another 21 against host FIU. She followed that up with nine digs in Saturday’s contest against Stetson.
Brewer (5-0, So., S/RS, West Chester, Ohio) averaged 10.0 assists per set this past weekend, including a career-high 46 (to go along with 10 digs and nine kills to fall just shy of a triple-double) in the season opener against Alabama A&M. Brewer then had a 33-assist, seven-dig performance in the Aggies’ four-set win over Alabama State, before wrapping up the weekend with a 41-assist, 10-dig, four-block effort against Jackson State.
Other Top Performers
Shayla Eugene (B-CU)
had 13 digs against Sam Houston State.
J’Nai Higgins (B-CU) averaged 4.6 assists per set in the Sam Houston State Tournament, including 21 against Texas Southern.
Jordan Jefferson (B-CU) racked up 11 kills at Sam Houston State to go along with 15 digs for her first double-double of the season.
Skyla Whitaker (B-CU) had nine kills in the season opener against Texas Southern.
Miajavon Coleman (CSU) had 13 kills and a .688 hitting percentage against The Citadel.
Lauryn Harrell (CSU) had six kills each against UNC Asheville and Appalachian State.
Rebekka Hauri (CSU) notched 11 digs against The Citadel.
Brianna Lang (CSU) had 28 assists and six digs against The Citadel.
Maria Yvette Garcia (FAMU) had 13 kills, 16 digs and three aces in the season opener against Tennessee State.
Ilayda Nurkan (FAMU) recorded 21 assists each against Tennessee State and Stetson.
Tamia Dockery (HOW) recorded double-doubles against Wichita State (38 assists, 11 digs) and George Mason (44 assists, 10 digs).
Kailyn Williams (HOW) had 12 kills at George Mason.
Fola Wilson (HOW) had 12 digs against Wichita State.
Lucia Babic (MDES) was named to the UIC All-Tournament Team and is 45 kills from 1,000 for her career.
Ivana Blazevic (MDES) recorded 40 assists and 10 digs against Central Michigan.
Maja Jankovic (MDES) racked up 20 digs in the season opener against Central Michigan.
Cristen Coryatt (MSU) had 11 kills each in all three matches at the Delaware Classic, while also notching 14 digs against Villanova.
Jasmin Hubbard (MSU) had 16 digs each against Delaware and Villanova.
Zoe McBride (MSU) had 14 kills and 17 digs in a four-set loss to Villanova.
Roi Wallace (MSU) had 38 assists and 11 digs against Villanova.
Morgan Goodwin (NCCU) had 12 kills and eight blocks in a five-set loss to Alabama State.
Isis Mitchell (NCCU) had 38 assists and 15 digs in her collegiate debut against Alabama State.