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Pope Named Skyline Women’s Volleyball Player Of The Week

Pope Named Skyline Women’s Volleyball Player Of The Week

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2016) – USMMA junior outside hitter Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) was selected as the Skyline Conference women's volleyball Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. The honor comes after Pope's performances in the Mariners' two matches last week – a 3-1 home win over Manhattanville on Wednesday and a tough 3-2 road loss at Coast Guard on Saturday.
 
Pope recorded a double-double in both matches, as she led all players on Wednesday with 16 kills and 25 digs. She followed that up with a 13-kill, 10-dig performance on Saturday. The junior currently ranks third in the Skyline with 3.21 kills per set, while her eight services aces are tied for sixth in the league.
 
Also ranked among conference leaders are freshman Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.), senior Jordy Macbeth (Orlando, Fla.), junior Kayla Gleason (Sound Beach, N.Y.), senior Gabby Marionakis (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.).
 
Kappas is the Skyline leader with 8.89 assists per set, Macbeth is second in the league with 0.86 blocks per set, while Gleason is fifth in the same category with 0.71bps. Marionakis' 3.86 digs per set is good for third in the Skyline, with Gleason's 3.21dps ranking ninth, and Lefler's .234 hitting percentage ranks fourth in the conference.
 
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here. For the complete list of statistical leaders, follow this link.
 
Pope and the rest of the Mariners return to action this weekend when they travel up to Buzzards Bay, Mass., to take part in the Seventh Annual Maritime Classic, hosted by Mass. Maritime. Merchant Marine will open the Classic against Skyline rival SUNY Maritime on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and will face Mass. Maritime and Maine Maritime on Sunday. Links to follow along with this weekend's action can be found on the USMMA women's volleyball schedule page.
 
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