Courtesy: Colonial Athletic Association
RICHMOND, Va. – James Madison junior outside hitter Briley Brind’Amour was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while McKala Rhodes of College of Charleston took home Defensive Player of the Week and Hofstra’s Aisha Skinner garnered Rookie of the Week honors.
Our first #CAASports Volleyball Weekly Honors go to @jmuvolleyball's Briley Brind'Amour, @cofcvolleyball's McKala Rhodes, and @hofstravb's Aisha Skinner
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— Colonial Athletic Association (@CAASports) August 27, 2018
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Briley Brind’Amour, James Madison
Junior | Outside Hitter | Wake Forest, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons
Brind’Amour helped the Dukes close out the Tropical Smoothie Invitational with a bang, tallying a career high 22 kills and hitting .333 in a 3-1 victory over a Missouri team receiving votes in the AVCA Preseason Top 25. She had a .308 hitting percentage over four matches and knocked down 52 kills, earning herself a spot on the Tropical Smoothie Invitational All-Tournament Team. Brind’Amour also contributed a team-high 15 kills in the 3-2 loss to Wichita State.
Briley Brind'Amour receives the first @CAASports Offensive Player of the Week honor after a phenomenal weekend at the Tropical Smoothie Invitational!
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— JMU Volleyball (@JMUVolleyball) August 27, 2018
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
McKala Rhodes, College of Charleston
Senior | Libero | Charleston, S.C./First Baptist
Rhodes started her senior campaign with double-digit digs in each of the Cougars’ three games this weekend, helping her team to victory twice against opponents receiving votes in the AVCA Preseason Top 25. She averaged 4.08 digs per set and had a .966 receive percentage. In the 3-2 comeback win against Missouri State on Friday night, Rhodes notched 20 digs and closed out the weekend with 18 against Alabama.
Congratulations to senior libero McKala Rhodes, YOUR @CAASports Defensive Player of the Week! #comeCus
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— CofC Volleyball (@CofCVolleyball) August 27, 2018
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Aisha Skinner, Hofstra
Freshman | Right Side | Berlin, Germany/SLZB
On her debut weekend with the Pride, Skinner helped lift Hofstra to a 2-1 record with 34 kills, 21 digs and 12 blocks at the Hilton Penn’s Landing Temple Invitational. Her .310 attack percentage and 13 kills aided the Pride in sweeping Rhode Island for their first win of the season. She provided an all-around effort in the team’s 3-2 win over Temple, tallying nine kills, 10 digs and six blocks.
VB: Skinner Earns @CAASports Rookie Of The Week Honor – https://t.co/3s5evieoip#RoarWithPride pic.twitter.com/4wXMwSmKbn
— Hofstra Volleyball (@HofstraVB) August 27, 2018
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