ODAC Volleyball Players of the Week Archive
2018 Volleyball Players of the Week
|October 15, 2018
Gaston, a junior from Mechanicsville, Va., was both prolific and efficient offensively and strong on and off the net defensively in a trio of Bridgewater wins last week including a pair of ODAC victories. Gaston registered 52 kills at 5.78 per set and via a .416 hitting percentage on the way to racking up 56.0 points responsible at 6.2 per set. She added 43 total digs (4.78/set) and five total blocks to her stat line. In a 3-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan, Gaston hammered 19 kills at a .405 clip to go with 15 digs, an ace, and a block. She followed up with 15 kills and 16 digs with two blocks in a 3-0 non-conference win over Southern Virginia. Gaston capped her week with 18 kills on a .484 hitting percentage to go with 12 digs and two blocks in a 3-0 victory over Shenandoah. For the season, Gaston leads the ODAC in points per set (4.8) and is second in kills (296), kills per set (4.29), and total points (329.0).
|October 8, 2018
Bailey, a freshman from Fincastle, Va., continues to produce for the Maroons as she picks up her third overall and second straight weekly award. Bailey helped Roanoke to a 2-1 week with three double-doubles including a pair of 20-20 matches resulting in 58 kills (4.83/set), 59 digs (4.92/set) and 61.0 points responsible (5.1/set). She also hit .307 over the three matches. Bailey opened with 21 kills, 23 digs, and two aces in a five-set loss to Washington and Lee. She went for 12 kills and 10 digs with an ace in a 3-0 triumph over Randolph. She then set new career-highs with 25 kills and 26 digs in a 3-1 victory over Southern Virginia. For the season, improved upon her ODAC leads in kills (269), kills per set (4.20), and points per set (4.6) while taking over the top spot in overall points (291.5).
|October 1, 2018
Bailey, a freshman from Fincastle, Va., picks up her second weekly award of the season after leading Roanoke to a trio of ODAC wins last week. Bailey registered no fewer than 16 kills in a match on the way to averaging 5.44 kills and 5.9 points per set while hitting .380 over the three contests. She opened with 16 kills and a .333 hitting percentage to go with 12 digs and two aces in a 3-0 victory over Guilford. She accounted for 18.0 points at a 6.0 per-set average in that match. Bailey collected 16 more kills while hitting .286 along with seven digs and a block 3-0 victory at Lynchburg. She capped her week with 17 winners against just one error in 29 attempts for a .552 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win over Eastern Mennonite at Lynchburg. She added 10 digs, an ace, and a block on the way to racking up 18.5 points for a 6.2 per-set average. For the season, Bailey leads the ODAC in kills (211) and kills per set (4.06) and ranks second in points (230.5), points per set (4.4), and total attacks (562).
|September 24, 2018
Matalus, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., put together a big week at the net to help Virginia Wesleyan to a pair of victories including the program's first-ever triumph over local rival and nationally 20th-ranked Christopher Newport University. In that match, Matalus registered 16 kills against just one error for a .500 attack percentage. She added four digs and two total blocks, including a block-assist on the match-clinching point with Doneisha Hall to secure the 3-2 victory. Matalus was productive and efficient for a second time in a 3-1 win over Shenandoah to move the Marlins to 2-0 in ODAC play. Matalus collected 17 kills against three errors for a .452 attack percentage. She chipped in a block to give her 17-plus points responsible in both matches. Matalus is currently #2 in Division III and tops in the conference in attack percentage (.388). She is ninth at 3.3 points per set and has registered 101 kills.
2017 Volleyball Players of the Week
|October 30, 2017
Hall, a sophomore from Mechanicsville, Va., picks up her third weekly honor after racking up 48 kills, 19 digs and 49.0 total points in a 2-2 week for Randolph-Macon. Hall opened with 11 kills and four digs in the 3-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan, which put the finishing touches on an undefeated ODAC regular season. She then notched 11 kills with six digs in a 3-0 win over 24th-ranked Berry in the opening match of the Emory Invitational. Hall then busted loose for 20 kills, eight digs and a block in R-MC's 3-2 setback to eighth-ranked Emory. She finished her week with six kills and a block in a 3-0 loss to regionally sixth-ranked Birmingham Southern. For the season, Hall leads the ODAC in kills per set (3.27), is second in points per set (3.4), fifth in total kills (275), ninth in total points (289.5) and 10th in total attacks (722) and attack percentage (.237).
|October 23, 2017
Guignon, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., blistered on the outside for Washington and Lee as the Generals racked up two more wins. Guignon accounted for 37 total points a 6.2 per set in a pair of 3-0 victories. She opened with 19 kills against just two errors while hitting .447 in a win over Averett. She added six digs and a pair of blocks. She followed that with 16 winners versus just one miscue for a .484 attack percentage. She chipped in 16 digs, two assists, and an ace. For the season, Guignon leads the ODAC in kills per set (3.27) and points per set (3.6), while ranking second in total points (282.0) and third in total kills (258) and total attacks (812).
|October 16, 2017
Hall, a sophomore from Mechanicsville, Va., picks up her second weekly award after helping the Yellow Jackets take over sole possession of first place in the ODAC standings with their 3-2 victory at Washington and Lee. Hall led all players with 20 kills and 21.0 points earned in the five-set thriller that saw R-MC come back from 2-1 down after three sets. She hit .333 for the match with just four errors in 48 attacks. She added seven digs, two blocks and an ace to her stat line, which also featured a 4.2 points per set average. For the season, Hall leads the ODAC in kills per set (3.27) and points per set (3.5). She is sixth with 206 total kills and 10th with a .243 attack percentage.
|October 9, 2017
Blackmore, a senior from Mechanicsville, Va., exploded for a high-volume double-double as the Maroons erased a 3-0 loss to Guilford earlier this season with a 3-2 triumph over the Quakers. Blackmore registered 28 kills to go with 18 digs. The 28 kills are the most in the ODAC this season and second-most in Roanoke history. It also ties for 13th as the sixth-best total in a five-set match in NCAA Division III this season. Blackmore committed just two errors to rack up a .456 attack percentage. She also tacked on a block-assist to bring her point total to 28.5 for the match and 5.7 per set. For the season, Blackmore leads the ODAC with 220 kills and is second at 3.14 per match. She owns the top-two highest output matches for kills this season, joining this effort with 25 kills against Methodist earlier this season.
2015 Volleyball Players of the Week
|November 2, 2015
Lowers, a senior from Suffolk, Va., put together a 75-kill week as the Yellow Jackets went 3-1 to close out the regular season. She started off her week with 19 kills and 15 digs with three aces in a 3-1 at Washington and Lee. That victory wrapped up Randolph-Macon's unbeaten run thru its ODAC schedule. Lowers then earned a spot on the Emory Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 56 kills with 29 digs and 11 blocks. That included an ODAC season-high matching 26 kills with 14 digs and four blocks in a 3-1 win over Millsaps. She added 17 kills with nine digs and five blocks in a 3-0 win over Clarkson. Lowers currently leads the ODAC in kills per set (4.18) and is third with 368 overall kills.
|October 26, 2015
Rossberg, a senior from Crozet, Va., hammered 70 kills at a 4.67 per-set clip to go with 44 digs, five blocks and three aces as Randolph-Macon took over sole ownership of the top spot in the ODAC and squared off against nationally ranked competition. Rossberg started off her week with 17 kills and seven digs in a 3-0 victory over previously ODAC unbeated Virginia Wesleyan. In Ohio at a tournament hosted by nationally 25th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan, Rossberg had 21 kills with 12 digs in a 3-1 setback to the host Bishops. She added 22 kills with 14 digs and two aces in a tight 3-2 loss to Hiram, and finished with 10 kills on a .360 hitting percentage and 11 digs for her third double-double of the week in a 3-0 loss to sixth-ranked Wittenberg. Rossberg is now 10th all-time at R-MC with 911 kills. She's ninth in the ODAC with 230 kills this season.
|October 19, 2015
Barrett, a junior from Stafford, Va., picks up her second straight and third overall weekly award of the season after leading the Marlins to four ODAC wins last week. She hammered out 58 total kills for a 4.46 per set average, posting a .364 hitting percentage along the way. She collected 49 digs (at 3.77 per set) and eight aces to with two blocks. She opened her week with a 22-kill 20-dig performance in a 3-1 win over Randolph, adding three aces. She went for 13 kills and 16 digs with two more aces in a 3-0 victory over previously ODAC unbeated Washington and Lee. She added 16 more winners and a .556 attack percentage in a 3-0 win over Emory & Henry. Barrett currently leads the ODAC with 347 kills and is third at 3.81 per set. Her .276 hitting percentage is fourth in the league.
|October 12, 2015
Barrett, a junior from Stafford, Va., put together a banner week in helping Virginia Wesleyan to a 5-0 showing that included a win over Lynchburg and four victories at the Gallaudet Worthington Classic where Barrett was named the Most Valuable Player. She posted 70 kills, 56 digs, eight aces and seven blocks while hitting .305 over the course of the week. She had 16 kills, 10 digs and two blocks in a 3-1 win at Lynchburg, one of three double-doubles on the week. On the first day at Gallaudet, she hammered 14 kills with 16 digs in a 3-0 win over FDU-Florham, and then added 12 kills, seven digs and five aces in a 3-0 victory over the host Bison. Barrett started day two with eight kills, 11 digs and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Illinois Tech, and finish with 20 kills, 12 digs and two blocks in a 3-2 triumph over DeSales University. Barrett currently leads the ODAC with 289 overall kills and is third at 3.71 kills per set.
2014 Volleyball Players of the Week
|November 3, 2014
Lowers, a junior from Suffolk, Va., led the Yellow Jackets to a 2-2 record that included a conference win over Bridgewater to lock up the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Lowers racked up an ODAC-high 62 kills on the week and 4.77 per set, adding to her ODAC-leading marks of 450 kills and 4.50 per set. She had 24 winners in a 3-0 win over Hardin-Simmons, hitting .538 for the match and picking up six digs and two blocks. She notched 16 kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 loss to nationally fourth-ranked Wittenberg. She also had 11 kills apiece in a 3-0 win over Bridgewater and a 3-0 loss to nationally 21st-ranked Trinity (Texas). She had six and nine digs in those matches, respectively. Lowers also leads the ODAC in total attacks (1,255), points won (507.5) and points won per set (5.1).
|October 27, 2014
Lausberg, a junior from Ocoee, Fla., led the Generals to a 2-0 week in ODAC competition, racking up 33 kills in the process. In a 3-1 win over Randolph, Lausberg notched a new career-high with 22 winners in addition to hitting .340. She also recorded six digs and an ace. She followed that up with her second double-digit attacking day in a 3-0 win at Guilford, registering 11 kills to go along with six more digs, an ace and a block. For the season, Lausberg is seventh in the ODAC with 260 kills, tops for W&L.
|October 20, 2014
Templin, a senior from Ferrum, Va., registered 6.5 kills per set in two ODAC wins last week, adding 52 kills to her league-leading totals. Templin opened her week with 23 kills, nine digs and a block in a 3-1 win over Guilford. The next day, she upped the ante with 29 winners, 13 digs, three blocks and two assists in a 3-1 victory over Emory & Henry She had just one error in the contest on the way to a .622 attack percentage. The 29 kills mark a new Randolph program record and are the second-most by an ODAC player this season. It also marks her fourth match of at least 20 kills this year, tied for tops in the conference. For the week, Templin was responsible for 56 points at a 7.0 per set clip, hitting .431 with 22 total digs. She currently leads the ODAC with 366 kills and is second at 3.94 kills per set.
|October 13, 2014
Lowers, a junior from Suffolk, Va., put together a stellar performance last week, setting ODAC season-highs in the process. In a 3-2 win at Randolph, Lowers registered a career-high and school-record 34 kills, tying for the fourth highest single-match total in ODAC history. The 34 kills are the most since former Roanoke standout Melissa Slusher notched 34 winners in 2002 and out-pace the next closest total this season by 10 kills. Lowers averaged 6.80 kills per set and hit .337 for the match on an ODAC season-high 83 attacks. She added a team-best 26 digs and a block, accounting for 34.5 points. For the year, Lowers leads the ODAC at 4.56 kills per set and is second with 301 overall winners.
2013 Volleyball Players of the Week
|November 4, 2013
Boles, a senior from Houston, Texas, put the stamp to her regular season by becoming the ODAC's all-time leader in career kills after helping the Generals to a 3-1 win over Emory & Henry in the final match of the regular season. The win over E&H also locked up the top seed for W&L in the upcoming ODAC tournament. Boles notched 16 kills and hit .277 to go with 17 digs and three blocks in the victory over the Wasps. Having set the W&L career kills record earlier in the season, Boles 16 winners versus E&H give her 1,666 for her career, surpassing the 1,656 posted by former Roanoke College standout Heather Cook '04. Boles currently leads the ODAC in kills (367), attackes (1,000) and total points won (429.5).
|October 28, 2013
Meleski, a senior from Richmond, Va., helped lead Washington and Lee to a 4-0 week that included one conference win and a victory over previously national-ranked foe Christopher Newport. The Generals' setter dished out 129 assists on the week, including a career-high 55 in a 3-1 win over CNU, good for 13.75 per set. She also had 12 digs and three blocks in that match. She record 11 kills, taking advantage of limited hitting attempts towards a .455 attack percentage. She collected 39 total digs, including 15 in a 3-1 win over Mary Washington, and added nine total blocks with a high of five in a 3-0 triumph over Randolph. Her six kills in a 3-0 win against York (Pa.) set a new career-best. Meleski currently leads the ODAC in assists (918), assists per set (9.66) and service aces (50).
|October 21, 2013
Grimes, a junior from Midland, Va., picks up her second weekly award after helping lead Bridgewate to a 3-0 week, including a pair of ODAC wins over Shenandoah (3-0) and Washington and Lee (3-0). Grimes hit .643 on the week with 28 kills against just one error to go with 11 blocks and five digs from her middle position. She notched 12 kills and six blocks against Shenandoah, and then followed that with 11 winners and five blocks against the Generals. Grimes currently leads the ODAC in blocks solos (27) and total blocks (97), is second in attack percentage (.305) and third in total kills (271).
|October 14, 2013
Kallam, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., helped lead the Eagles to a 2-2 week that included a 3-0 win at Virginia Wesleyan and a 3-2 triumph at Salisbury University. BC's setter handed out 108 assists over four matches, including 40 in the Eagles win over the Sea Gulls. She also had four kills, nine digs and two blocks in that match. Against VWC, she passed out 24 assists with nine more digs and hit .571 with four kills. For the week, Kallam hit .400 (9-1-20) with 30 total digs and four blocks. She is currently second in the ODAC with 664 assists and third at 8.0 assists per game.
2012 Volleyball Players of the Week
|October 29, 2012
Carter, a senior from Moseley, Va., picks up her second weekly award of the season after leading Randolph-Macon to a 4-0 week that included a pair of ODAC wins to wrap up the first undefeated conference campaign in the program's history. Carter cashed in 59 kills for the week as she averaged 4.92 per game (12 games played). She posted double figure kills in each match, with 14 apiece in 3-0 wins over Virginia Wesleyan and Mary Baldwin. She notched 15 winners and two blocks in a 3-0 win over Randolph, and capped her week with 16 kills and 14 digs in a 3-0 win over Maryville (Tenn.). Carter hit .408 for the week and collected 30 digs. She is currently fourth in the conference with 328 kills and 3.64 per set average and is third with 49 kills.
|October 22, 2012
Boles, a junior from Houston, Texas, led the Generals to a 3-0 week in league play. She collected 59 total kills at a 5.90 per game clip while hitting .403 over the trio of matches. She also averaged 3.40 digs per set, corralling 34 loose balls in total. After a 19-kill nine-dig showing in a 3-0 win over Guilford, Boles one-upped herself with a pair of 20-kill efforts in a 3-1 victory at Roanoke and a 3-0 triumph at Hollins. She added eight digs and three blocks against the Maroons, while chipping in 17 digs and another block at HU. She hit .581 in the latter match. With the 59 kills, Boles moved into seventh place in career kills at W&L with 1,173.
|October 15, 2012
Boles, a junior from Houston, Texas, helped the Generals to a 4-0 showing this past week, which included an ODAC win over Shenandoah. Boles connected for 47 total kills with double figures in each of her three matches played. She averaged 3.92 kills for the week while also collected 52 digs and six aces. She had a pair of double-doubles with 18 kills and 19 digs in a 3-1 win over Rhodes College. She followed that with 6 winners and a career-high 28 digs in a 3-2 win over Berry College. Boles notched a pair of aces in each match. The 47 kills moved Boles into eighth place on the W&L's all-time kills list with 1,114 winners.
|October 8, 2012
Long, a junior from Floyd, Va., led the Eagles to a 4-0 week at the Goucher Invitational where she earned Co-Most Valuable Player honors (with Steveson's Jessica Geiselman). Long racked up 48 kills during the tournament with a trio of double-digit efforts. Included in that total is a 19-kill effort in which she hit .474 in a 3-0 win against Frostburg State. She followed that with 13 kills in a 3-0 victory over McDaniel to give her 32 winners on Sunday. She hit .407 in the latter match. On Saturday, she smacked 11 kills against host Goucher. For the tournament, Long hit .339 and average just short of 4.0 kills per game. She's currently fifth in the ODAC with 209 total kills.
2011 Volleyball Players of the Week
|October 31, 2011
Loftis, a junior from Coventry, Conn., helped the Hornets to a 5-0 week to close the regular season heading into the ODAC Tournament. Loftis collected 37 kills and hit .400 for the week covering 15 games played. Her lowest attack percentage in any one match was .294 as she committed just seven errors in 75 opportunities. She also had a strong week defensively as she collected 17 total blocks, good for 1.13 per game. Her best outing came against Randolph College when she registered 11 kills to go with five blocks in a 3-0 win.
|October 24, 2011
Carter, a junior from Moseley, Va., helped Randolph-Macon to a 2-1 week in which their only loss came at the hands of Eastern University, which is ranked #5 in the country. Carter collected 32 kills for the week including a pair of double-digit kill contests. She knocked out eight winners with four aces, nine digs and a block in a key ODAC win over Lynchburg. She followed that with 11 kills and eight digs against Eastern. Carter capped her week with 13 kills and 14 digs to go with two aces and a pair of blocks. R-MC is now idle through the remainder of the regular season. Carter currently leads the ODAC with 360 kills, which is third most in Randolph-Macon volleyball history.
|October 17, 2011
Boles, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, led the Generals to three wins in three days as W&L wrapped up ODAC play with a perfect 10-0 conference record (25-2 overall). The Generals posted wins over Randolph-Macon, which was previously undefeated in conference play, Randolph and Lynchburg. Boles averaged 15.7 kills, and 11.3 digs per match (3.9 k/set, 2.8 d/set) last week. She posted 20 kills and 14 digs in a 3-1 win over Randolph-Macon on Thursday. She followed that with 12 kills, nine digs and a pair of service aces in a 3-0 win over Randolph on Friday. Boles capped her week with 15 kills, 11 digs and a pair of aces in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Lynchburg on Saturday. Boles is currently second in the ODAC with 321 kills and 3.73 kills per match.
|October 10, 2011
Boles, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, led the Generals to a 5-0 week, including a 4-0 record in the Maroon Classic in which she was named Most Valuable Player. Boles totaled 51 kills (3.6/set), 43 digs (3.1/set) and added three service aces and six total blocks. She registered 11 kills, while adding 10 digs, in a 3-0 win over ODAC foe Emory & Henry. Boles pounded out 12 kills while pick up nine digs and two blocks in a 3-1 win over Averett. She followed that up with 18 kills and a .405 hitting percentage with 16 digs in a 3-1 win over Methodist and 10 kills, eight digs and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Southern Virginia. For the season, Boles is second in the ODAC with 274 total kills and 3.70 kills per game. Her .295 hitting percentage is fourth.
2010 Volleyball Players of the Week
|November 1, 2010
Guy, a sophomore from Fishersville, Va., helped lead VWC to a 5-0 week, including a five-set win over Roanoke College and an a sweep against a strong field of competition at the St. Mary’s College Seahawk Invitational. Guy produced 79 kills in the five matches, including a season-high 20 against Roanoke. She averaged 15.8 kills through the five matches and 43 attacks per match. Guy also recorded a season-high 20 digs against St. Mary’s. She helped the Marlins to their second victory of the season over three-time defending Capital Athletic Conference champion Salisbury, a first for the VWC program. Guy now has 322 kills this season, the fourth highest total in VWC history.
|October 25, 2010
Freeman averaged a team-high 2.91 kills per set in the Quakers’ 3-0 week that included a pair of ODAC wins… also contributed 3.91 digs per set, three blocks and seven service aces… hit .500 with 10 kills and 12 digs, all team highs, to lead the Quakers past Sweet Briar on the road, 3-0… had nine kills and 16 digs in the Quakers’ 3-1 win over Virginia Wesleyan… added four service aces and three blocks in Guilford’s first win over the Marlins since 2003… had 13 kills on .257 hitting with 15 digs and an ace in Guilford’s win over Averett… the effort marked her team-leading 11th double-double of the season and helped the Quakers match their highest win total since 1997.
|October 18, 2010
Boles, a freshman from Houston, Texas, earns her second straight weekly honor and second of the season. Boles led the Generals to a 3-0 week, including a 3-0 win over Roanoke … averaged 13.7 kills and 7 digs, while hitting .384 for the week … posted 19 kills (.395) and 11 digs in the sweep of the Maroons … helped W&L avenge an early-season loss to Averett with 14 kills (.423), 7 digs and 2 blocks against the Cougars.
|October 11, 2010
Boles, a freshman from Houston, Texas, helped lead W&L to a 3-2 record in five matches last week that included a pair of contests against No. 6 Christopher Newport and No. 10 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She averaged 11 kills, 2.2 service aces and 8.6 digs per match. She opened the week with 11 kills (.381) and five service aces in a 3-0 victory over Sweet Briar, and closed out the week by recording 14 kills, 13 digs, three blocks and three service aces in a 3-2 loss to No. 10 Wis.-Oshkosh. Boles tallied 15 kills and four digs in a 3-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan. For the week, she registered 55 kills, 43 digs, 11 aces and nine total blocks (3 solo, 6 asst.), accounting for 70 points won.
2009 Volleyball Players of the Week
|November 2, 2009
|October 12, 2009