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Pope And Kappas Garner Skyline Weekly Accolades

Pope And Kappas Garner Skyline Weekly Accolades

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2016) – On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced the weekly award winners for the final week of the regular season and two members of the USMMA women's volleyball team were honored – junior Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) earned Player of the Week accolades, while freshman Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) was named the Co-Rookie of the Week.
 
Pope put down 3.14 kills per set and picked up 3.00 digs per set in the Mariners' two home wins over Yeshiva and Mount St. Mary on Sunday. The junior hit at a .636 clip in the win over the Macs in the morning and then recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 19 digs in the win over the Knights later in the day. This is the second time this year that Pope was named the Skyline Player of the Week (Sept. 12) and the third time she was honored by the conference, as she earned a weekly honor roll nod back on Oct. 10.
 
Kappas recorded 9.67 assists per set, 2.50 digs per set and 1.17 aces per set in the Mariners' two victories last week. She registered career-highs of 45 assists and seven service aces in the four-set win over MSMC. Kappas has now been named the Skyline Rookie of the Week four times (Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Oct. 31), while also earning a spot on the weekly honor roll once (Oct. 17).
 
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference click here.
 
The #2-seeded Mariners will host the semifinals of the 2016 Skyline Conference Women's Volleyball Championship this Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium. They will take on the winner of the #3 St. Joseph's (L.I.) vs. #6 Mount St. Vincent match, which takes place on Tuesday night out in Patchogue.
 
Merchant Marine's Skyline Semifinal match on Thursday will feature live stats and a live video feed. The USMMA Sports Network's John Kelly Jr. will be on the call with the play-by-play for the contest. Links are available on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
 
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