Paola Beniquez of Pratt and Holly Teisher of UC Santa Cruz have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Volleyball Players of the Week.
Beniquez, a junior outside hitter from Carolina, Puerto Rico, helped lead the Cannoneers to a 2-1 record last week. She hit .264 (37k-10e-102ta) while averaging 2.84 kills and 3.84 digs per game. Pratt defeated Rutgers-Newark, fell to Cedar Crest and downed Goucher.
Teisher, a sophomore middle hitter from Encinitas, CA (San Dieguito Academy), averaged 1.19 blocks and 0.19 aces per game as she started all four matches at the Cal Lutheran Tournament. The Slugs played Claremont-Mudd-Scripts, Cal Lutheran, Chapman and Whittier on their Southern California swing.
Others Nominated: Offensive: Mariah Straker (Valley Forge). Defensive: Deanna Colondona (Pratt); Kaitlyn Hess (Valley Forge).
September 3 - Claire Okerlund, UC Santa Cruz
September 10 - Paola Beniquez, Pratt
September 3 - Cassie Nickel, UC Santa Cruz
September 10 - Holly Teisher, UC Santa Cruz