MAC Volleyball Weekly (11-12-12)
MAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Kelly Lamberti, Ohio
Sophomore, Ouside Hitter, Cary, Ill./Cary Grove
Lamberti led the team in kills this weekend, hitting over .380 in both matches as Ohio won the regular-season title. After pacing the ‘Cats with 15 kills in a win at Buffalo, she finished with 21 kills and 13 digs for her 15th double-double of the season at Akron. The 21 kills against the Zips was her second-best offensive performance of the MAC season (24 in five sets at Toledo).
MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Serena Warner, Ohio
Sophomore, Middle Blocker, Houston, Texas
Warner led Ohio in blocks and was second on the team in point scoring as Ohio captured the MAC regular-season title. The sophomore had her best offensive performance of the MAC season with nine kills at Buffalo, hitting .533. She then had her second best performance in MAC play with six block assists against the Zips. Warner came into the weekend leading the league in blocking. The sophomore was also strong from the service line with six aces.
MAC West Offensive Player of the Week
Kelly Maxwell, Central Michigan
Junior, Setter, Okemos, Mich./Okemos
Central Michigan junior Kelly Maxwell put up gaudy numbers over the weekend in leading the Chippewas to a pair of wins over Toledo and Ball State. Maxwell flirted with school records in each of her contests, dishing out a career-high 79 assists (15.8/set) Saturday night versus Ball State, just one shy of the CMU record. The performance followed her 46 assists (15.3) effort in a sweep of Toledo Friday night. The junior averaged 15.62 assist per set in the two wins, orchestrating an offense that saw four different players set new season highs in kills between the two matches and hit .243 on the weekend.
MAC West Defensive Player of the Week
Catie Fredrich, Ball State
Junior, Libero, Menomonee Falls, Wis./Menomonee Falls
Catie Fredrich turned in one of the most impressive performances of her career last Friday at Eastern Michigan, dominating all backcourt players with 29 digs in a three-set victory. The 29 digs helped her move into fifth in program history for career digs, as she enters the MAC Tournament with 1,350 career digs. She also posted a perfect reception percentage, successfully passing all 19 serves she faced. In Saturday’s five-set thriller at CMU, Fredrich once again led all players with 24 digs, while turning in an even more impressive effort in serve receive, successfully passing 41 CMU service attempts with no errors. For the week, Fredrich averaged 6.62 digs-per-set, while earning a 1.000 reception percentage on 60 attempts.