KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) – USMMA junior Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) has been honored by the Skyline Conference for the second straight week, as this time around she was named the Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. The accolade comes after Lefler's performances in the Mariners' three matches this past weekend at the Maritime Classic, hosted by Maine Maritime up in Castine, Maine.
Lefler was named to the Maritime Classic All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive season after she led the Mariners with 2.70 kills per set and 3.30 digs per set over the three contests. She picked up back-to-back double-doubles with 10 kills and 10 digs in a win over SUNY Maritime on Saturday night and an 11 kill, 19-dig performance in a loss to Maine Maritime on Sunday morning.
The junior currently ranks second in the Skyline Conference with 3.33 kills per set, while her .275 hitting percentage is good for fourth and her 0.67 service aces per set ranks tied for eighth. Also among the Skyline individual leaders is sophomore Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.), who leads the conference with 8.58 assists per set, senior Tichina Carmon (Greenville, N.C.), who is third with 1.00 blocks per set, and classmate Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.), who comes in at fourth with 3.04 kills per set and tied for eighth with 0.67 service aces per set.
The Mariners are back in action this Thursday evening, Sept. 21, when they play host to arch-rival Coast Guard. First serve of the Superintendents' Trophy matchup is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video feed of the match will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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