Pinzon Earns Second-Straight Skyline Rookie Of The Week Honor; Lefler Lands On Honor Roll

Pinzon Earns Second-Straight Skyline Rookie Of The Week Honor; Lefler Lands On Honor Roll

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2018) – The Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for women's volleyball on Monday and USMMA freshman Brittney Pinzon (Fullerton, Calif.) earned her second-straight Rookie of the Week accolade to start the season, while senior Kate Lefler (Norman, Oka.) landed on the weekly honor roll. 

Pinzon averaged 11.71 assists per set over the Mariners' 1-1 week last week with a 3-0 road win at Pratt on Tuesday night and a 3-1 home loss to Montclair State on Saturday. On Saturday, she dished out an incredible 49 assists against the Red Hawks. 

Lefler put down 4.43 kills per set over the two matches, including 21 in four sets versus Montclair State. 

For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here

Additionally, the NCAA released its weekly statistical rankings on Monday and USMMA had five players ranked in the top-25 in the nation. They are listed below.

  • Pinzon ranks fourth among NCAA Division III setters with 11.70 assists per set.
  • Lefler is fourth in the country in both kills per set (4.80) and points per set (5.35), while her 12.50 attack attempts per set are good for sixth.
  • Freshman Cadee Fromm (Enid, Okla.) is seventh in the nation with a 0.80 hitting percentage.
  • Junior Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) ranks 15th in Division III with 6.00 digs per set.
  • Freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) is 24th in the nation in points per set (4.55) and 25th in kills per set (4.00)
  • As a team, Merchant Marine is 10th in the country with 13.00 assists per set and 11th with 13.80 kills per set.

To view the complete NCAA Statistical Ranking for the week, follow this link

The Mariners are back in action in just over an hour, as they are on the road this evening at Hunter College. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hunter Sportsplex in Manhattan. Live stats and a live video feed of the match will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page

Receive USMMA Women's Volleyball News Right To Your E-Mail!
If you would like to receive the latest news on the USMMA Women's Volleyball team, including all press releases, send an e-mail to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Joe Guster at gusterj@usmma.edu with the subject "Women's Volleyball E-Mails." 

Follow USMMA Athletics On Social Media!
Be sure to follow USMMA Athletics on social media to get up-to-the-minute updates on your favorite teams! Start following today on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!