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ECAC Honors Kappas For Second Straight Week

ECAC Honors Kappas For Second Straight Week

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2016) – In addition to being named the Skyline Rookie of the Week on Monday, USMMA freshman setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) has been selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Metropolitan Area Rookie of the Week for the second straight week, the conference announced on Monday.
 
Kappas helped lead the Mariners' to a 3-1 record during the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2. In the four matches, she compiled 123 assists over 12 sets for an average of 10.25 assists per set. Her 40 assists in Merchant Marine's 3-0 home sweep over Bard on Thursday night was the rookie's second-best output this season (she had 43 in her first career match back on Sept. 7). Kappas also picked up 27 digs, three service aces and three blocks on the week.
 
For the complete release from the ECAC, click here.
 
This coming Saturday, Oct. 8, the Mariners host a Skyline Conference tri-match at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The first match of the day against the Rams of Farmingdale State College is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start. After Farmingdale takes on St. Joseph's of Long Island in the second match, Merchant Marine will square off against the Golden Eagles in the final match (scheduled for 3 p.m., but possibly starting earlier.)
 
Live stats and a live video feed of all three matches on Saturday will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
 
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