Gleason And Kappas Garner ECAC Weekly Honors; Vote For Gleason For D3 Hero Of The Week!

Gleason And Kappas Garner ECAC Weekly Honors; Vote For Gleason For D3 Hero Of The Week!

VOTE NOW! For Kayla Gleason as D3 Hero of the Week!

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) – Just as the Skyline Conference named USMMA junior Kayla Gleason (Sound Beach, N.Y.) Player of the Week and freshman Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) Rookie of the Week earlier in the week, the ECAC did the same on Wednesday, as the duo earned the same distinctions for the conference's Division III Metropolitan region.
 
Gleason led Merchant Marine with 3.73 kills per set over five victories last week. In two Skyline wins over Mount St. Vincent and Sage over the weekend, the junior put down a season- and career-best 17 kills, which is also a match-high for the Mariners this year. She also picked up a double-double in the four-set win over the Gators on Sunday, as she had 16 digs to go along with the 17 kills.
 
Gleason is also nominated for HeroSports.com's D3 Volleyball Hero of the Week, a National Player of the Week award that is voted on by fans. To vote for the Mariner junior, follow this link and cast your vote for "Kayla Gleason" at the bottom of the page.
 
Kappas dished out an incredible 10.81 assists per set over five Mariner victories last week. The freshman had 30-or-more assists in the four Skyline wins over the weekend, including 42 in a four-set home win over second-place Sage on Sunday as part of a double-double effort with a career-best 21 digs. Kappas also recorded 13 service aces over the five matches.
 
For the weekly release from the ECAC, click here.
 
The Mariners close out the regular season this Sunday, Oct. 30, when they host Yeshiva and Mount St. Mary in a Skyline tri-match. One more win for USMMA will earn the squad a first-round bye in the upcoming Skyline Tournament. All three matches this Sunday will feature live stats and a live video feed – with the USMMA Sports Network's John Kelly Jr. on the call with the play-by-play for Merchant Marine's two matches – with links available on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
 
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