KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2017) – The Skyline Conference announced its weekly honors for women's volleyball earlier this week and USMMA junior Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. The accolade comes after the middle hitter helped lead the Mariners to a 2-1 week with a 3-0 home win over Yeshiva last Tuesday night, a tough 3-0 road loss at Manhattanville last Wednesday and a 3-0 road victory over William Paterson this past Saturday.
Lefler recorded an impressive team-high 4.67 kills per set over the three matches with a .333 hitting percentage (42 kills on 84 attempts with 14 errors), while also picking up 2.67 digs per set. She set a new career-high with 24 kills in the straight-set win over Yeshiva and finished the week with a double-double (match-high 14 kills with 11 digs) in the sweep over William Paterson.
Lefler currently leads the Skyline Conference with 3.71 kills per set and is eighth in the league with a .259 hitting percentage. Also among Skyline leaders are sophomore setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) with a conference-leading 8.93 assists per set, senior Tichina Carmon (Greenville, N.C.), who ranks second with 1.18 blocks per set and classmate Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.), whose 3.29 kills per set is good for third in the league.
The Mariners return to action this weekend when they travel up to Castine, Maine, to take part in the annual Maritime Classic. They will face Mass. Maritime and SUNY Maritime on Saturday night, Sept. 16, and will finish off the tournament against hosts Maine Maritime on Sunday morning. For links to follow along all the three matches, visit the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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