KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – For the second time this season, USMMA freshman Paige Smith (Virginia Beach, Va.) has been selected as the Skyline Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Additionally, senior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. The honors come after their efforts in the Mariners' 4-0 week last week.
Smith compiled 4.5 kills and 5.17 points over 12 sets in the Mariners' four sweeps. She had 17 kills and four blocks (two solo) in a home win over Rutgers-Newark on Saturday and finished the week with a double-double effort – 18 kills and 10 digs, in Merchant Marine's first ever win over former Landmark opponent Moravian College. The freshman now ranks 14th in the nation with 4.84 points per set and 23rd in the nation with 4.06 kills per set.
Kappas produced an incredible 11.00 assists per set over the Mariners' four sweeps this past week. After dishing out 25 helpers in the first match, she finished the week with three-straight matches with over 30 assists (33 at SUNY Maritime, 34 vs. Rutgers-Newark and 35 vs. Moravian). The senior also picked up 2.0 digs per set.
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The Mariners are back in action tonight when they host Skyline Conference opponent Mount St. Mary College beginning at 7 p.m. at the Liebertz Gym. Live stats and live video feed of the match will be available with a link on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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