Mid-American Conference Volleyball Team Notebook

Updated 9/14/1996

Mid-American Conference Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week
Carrie McEnery, Kent (Jr., OH)
Orland Park, Ill. (Providence Catholic HS)

McEnery was named the MVP of the Georgetown Classic, helping Kent to a 3-0 record. The junior averaged 4.54 kills, 2.38 digs and hit .360 (59-19-11) for the tournament. McEnry had 21 kills, seven digs and three aces against Northeastern and 14 kills and hit .320 versus Loyola (Md.). In the championship match, McEnry had 23 kills, 22 digs and hit .425 in a five-game triumph over Georgetown.

Mid-American Conference Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week
Lori Kemerer, Bowling Green (Sr., MH)
Antwerp, Ohio (Antwerp HS)

Kemerer averaged 2.0 blocks, 3.0 digs and 2.1 kills per game in three matches for the Falcons at the Marquette Invitational, where they finished second to the host institution. In the opening match of the tournament, Kemerer had 12 kills, 11 digs and six blocks against Mississippi State. The senior had six kills, five digs and five blocks versus Marquette and closed the tournament with 14 digs, nine blocks and three kills against Providence, in which she tied a career best with eight block assists.

HARDEK NEARING 2,000 ASSISTS:
Miami senior setter Kerry Hardek is quickly approaching the 2,000-assist mark. With 1,946 career assists,aptured the title at Valparaiso's Popcorn Classic. The WMU crown was the team's first Spiketacular title since 1996.

EMU ATTACKS THE OPPOSITION:
The Eagles have been making the most of the attacking opportunities this season. Through seven matches, EMU is hitting a league-best .336 and limiting opponents to just .109 on the attack. Senior Jill Hutton is leading the way, as she has 81 kills and just nine errors in 144 attempts, good for a .500 hitting percentage. The team hit .449 against Middle Tennessee State, the second-best single match effort in school history and then followed it with a .359 against host Valparaiso, the fifth-best.

LEWIS PACES FALCONS IN KILLS:
Senior outside hitter Melissa Lewis has been a consistent offensive force for the Falcons this season. Lewis, who has garnered all-tournament honors in each of the two BG tournaments in 1999, has paced the team in kills in all seven matches, including a season-high 21 in the team's win over Providence. In 22 games, Lewis is averaging 4.86 kills per game.

BSU EXPLORES THE FROZEN TUNDRA:
While Ball State's main objective last four matches, including a career-high 23 kills against Oakland to go with 12 digs. Against Sam Houston State, she had a near triple-double with 13 kills, 15 digs and eight blocks and closed out the tourney with 10 kills and 11 digs against Loyola Chicago.

CALLING ALL DOCTORS:
In the very near future Akron could very well fill two different rosters; those who can play and those out of commission. Most of the maladies that have occurred have been deemed day to day as three Zips are presently listed as day to day. However, Miranda Valentine could be lost for the season with knee ligament damage suffered in the Niagara match. Sophomore Ashlie Case is questionable on her return after missing action last weekend with a dislocated right shoulder.

THE HOME STREAK IS OVER FOR NIU:
Northern Illinois' consecutive wins streak at Evans Field House was halted at 36 at the hands of Marquette a week ago Tuesday. The last time the Huskies lost at home was to nationally-ranked Ohio State on Sept. 14, 1996. The home-court advantage was not kind to NIU over the weekend as the team dropped two of three matches in the AmeriHost Invitational.

MEADE DIGGING IT UP FOR THE BULLS:
Buffalo's Rebecca Meade made the most of her defensive opportunities in Montana. In three matches, Meade averaged four digs per game, which FOR WMU: The Broncos' Mandy Whitfield tallied 19 digs to go with 16 kills in the three-game win over Illinois-Chicago. The double-digit production in both categories marked the team's first kill-dig double-double, while the dig total fell four short of the school record for most in a three-game contest. Whitfield also set a new personal best with six aces in the Bronco victory over Central Connecticut State.

NOWAKS NET PROWESS AIDS KENT:
Senior Kellie Nowak's presence at the net was a major factor in the Golden Flashes winning the Georgetown Classic. In the title match against the host Hoyas, Nowak registered a career-high 10 blocks to go with 14 kills and a .500 attack percentage. For the tournament, Nowak averaged 2.17 kills and 1.17 blocks per game to go with a .380 hitting percentage.

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION:
Several first-year Miami players were able to gain valuable experience during the Nike Pacific Invitational. Outside hitter Erika Eagan produced two service aces, five digs and one kill against the No. 1 Pacific. Middle hitter Jennifer Eaton recorded three blocks (one solo block) against the Tigers. Eaton also tallied a season-best 11 kills, 11 digs and five assists against Saint Mary's. Outside/middle hitter Kelly McCullough collected a season-high six kills in her one-