MAC Announces Volleyball Players of the Week

Updated 9/15/2008

West Division Player of the Week

Jill Wolosiansky, Eastern Michigan, Sr., OH, Uniontown, Ohio/Green 

Wolosiansky turned in a stellar week as the Eagles posted a perfect 4-0 week, including capturing the Georgia Southern Bash in the Boro Invitational, Sept. 12-13. For her efforts, the Uniontown, Ohio native was named the MVP of the tournament with 2.42 kills, 1.83 digs and 0.83 blocks per set for the Eagles. A perfect 4.0 GPA in public administration, Wolosiansky led EMU in block assists (14) and was second on the squad in kills (39) and points (48.0) In four matches for the entire week, Wolosiansky played in 15 sets, averaging 2.47 kills, 1.87 digs, 0.93 blocks, 3.20 points and a .295 attack percentage per set. Her best performance came in the invitational finale versus Georgia Southern recording a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs to go along with six block assists for a total of 15.0 points. Versus Charleston Southern, the Green, Ohio native notched a .385 hitting percentage with a week-best 12 kills. In the EMU home opener versus Wright State, Sept. 9, Wolosiansky sported eight kills, six digs, four block assists and a .412 attack percentage.


East Division Player of the Week

Kristin Bignell, Buffalo, So., MB, Drayton, Ontario/Norwell District

Bignell was named to her third straight all-tournament team this season with her play at the Ramada Invitational. Bignell had a career high 16 kills against Maryland-Eastern Shore and then had 15 kills on 17 attempts for an .882 hitting percentage against Butler. She finished the week with 53 kills, 19 blocks, 13 digs and 65 points.




Additional Nominees

Kara Smith, Akron, Jr., Setter, Secor, Ill./El Paso-Gridley 

The team leader in assists setter Kara Smith led the team with 47 in the Zips 3-1 win against Syracuse University Sunday afternoon. A versatile player, Smith also added three kills, eight digs and one service ace.


Alisha Green, Ball State, Jr., MB, Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest 

Alisha Green was named to the 2008 DePaul Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping guide BSU to a 1-2 record in the event. Green logged double-figure kill totals in all three matches of the two-day event, including 16 kills, six total blocks and a .357 attack percentage in BSU’s win over host DePaul. She started the week strong, smashing 14 kills and logging four blocks in BSU’s loss to IUPUI, while posting 13 kills and eight total blocks against Denver and scoring 11 kills and three blocks versus UTSA. For the week, Green averaged team-highs of 3.18 kills and 1.24 blocks per set.


Meghan Mohr, Bowling Green, Sr., Right-Side, Elida, Ohio/Elida 

Mohr earned her second straight All-Tournament selection as she led the Falcons to their second straight tournament title in two weeks at the Marquette Challenge and an undefeated week (4-0). Mohr led the Falcon attack on offense totaling 49 kills, averaging 3.27 kills per game good for a .337 hitting percentage, including double-digit kill performances in every match. She posted the second best defensive performance with 32 digs on the week, also recording 14 assists, nine blocks and 54.5 points.


Ashley Feutz, Kent State, Sr., OH, Muskegon, Mich./Fruitport 

Feutz registered a team-high 65 kills (4.06 per set) while hitting .405 with five service aces (0.31 per set), 16 digs (1.00 per set), eight blocks (0.67 per set) and 63.5 points (4.50 points per set) in leading the Golden Flashes to victories over North Carolina Central, Texas A & M Corpus Christi and the Florida Atlantic as Kent State won the Air Force Academy Tournament title. This is KSU third consecutive tournament title in three tries this season. Feutz, who was named to the Air Force Academy Tournament All-Tournament Team, notched a season-high 26 kills while hitting .468 with five digs and 28.5 points in the Flashes 3-2 win over Florida Atlantic (9/13).


Michele Metzler, Miami, So., MH, Lawrenceburg, Ind./Lawrenceburg

Metzler had 30 kills over weekend and 11 blocks averaging out to exactly one block per set. She had a hand in nearly half of the team's 23 blocks in 3 matches. She was named to the all-tournament team.


Meagan Schoenrock, Northern Illinois, Jr., OH, Sylvania, Ohio/Northview 

Schoenrock led the Huskies to a 5-0 week as the Huskies won every match in three sets and claimed first-place at the NIU Invite II. She tallied a team-high 81 kills and hit a blistering .404 for the week. In her best match of the week, she totaled 19 kills and hit .607 vs. Bradley with only two errors. She notched 18 kills against Western Illinois and Towson and had 13 kills against Loyola Chicago and Fairfield. She garnered an All-Invite team selection as she registered 63 kills in four wins at the NIU Invite II while boasting a .413 attack percentage.


Ellen Herman, Ohio, Jr., OH, Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic 

Named Co-MVP of the Big Orange Classic to earn at least a share of the honor for the second-straight tournament. She became the 10th player in school history to reach the 1,000-kill mark for her career during the Northeastern match and moved into ninth place on Ohio’s career kills list with a match-high 19 in the win over Syracuse. Also came up with three aces on the weekend for an average of 0.30 per set and continues to hold career-high averages in digs, aces and points per set despite this season’s decrease in points required to win a set. She led all players with 14 kills and nine digs in the victory over Siena and had 19 kills on .286 hitting in the Syracuse match, while also adding eight digs.


Shannon Strachan, Toledo, Sr., Right-Side Hitter, Roscoe, IL/Hononegah 

Earned all-tournament team honors after leading Rockets to a second-place finish at Michigan’s Pepsi Challenge. Posted a team-high .377 attack percentage and average 3.75 kills and 4.19 points per set. Tallied season-high 21 kills and .375 hitting mark in UT’s 3-1 win over Oakland and nine kills and .381 ATK% in 3-0 loss to Wolverines.


Michelle Moore, Western Michigan, Jr., OH, Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider 

Michelle Moore led Western Michigan with 54 kills to move into sole possession of 14th place in career kills with 1,064. Moore hit .306 and averaged 4.15 kills and 1.85 digs per set on her way to being named to the Black & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team after WMU defeated 2007 NCAA Tournament second round participant Delaware and East Carolina. In all three weekend matches, Moore led all players in kills with 18 vs. Wake Forest, WMU season-high 24 vs. Delaware and 12 vs. ECU. She had her first double-double of the season against the Blue Hens with 24 kills, hitting .513, 13 digs and three blocks.