Player of the Week
Claire Archibald, Iona
Sr., Coto de Caza, CA/Santa Margarita Catholic
Archibald led the Gaels to a perfect weekend with a steady weekend of play. The senior averaged 4.25 kills, 2.75 digs and 4.75 points per set. Archibald had a team-best 18 kills in a four-set win against the Fairfield Stags and chipped in nine digs. Against Quinnipiac, the California native had 13 digs and a team-leading 16 kills, and 19.0 points.
✅: @IonaVolleyball senior Claire Archibald has been named the @MAACSports Player of the Week for the 4️⃣th time this season! #MAACVB #GaelNation pic.twitter.com/0QgSVKjtPp
— Iona Athletics (@ICGaels) October 16, 2018
Libero of the Week
Jessica Paolucci, Iona
R-Jr., Lake Mary, FL/Lake Mary
Paolucci averaged 5.75 digs per set. The redshirt-junior had 30 digs against the Fairfield Stags and 16 digs against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Florida native also contributed 65 receptions and six assists.
Rookie of the Week
Cassandra Patsos, Iona
Fr., Oakdale, NY/Connetquot
Patsos was stellar for the Gaels in a pair of MAAC wins against Fairfield and Quinnipiac. The first-year Gael had 12 kills in both matches, and had a .611 hitting percentage against the Stags. Patsos chipped in with seven blocks, five of which game against the Bobcats. She averaged 3.43 kills, 1.0 blocks and 4.43 points per set.
Paolucci, Patsos and Archibald all earn weekly @MAACSports honors! #ICVB pic.twitter.com/joXbmhN5TI
— Iona Volleyball (@IonaVolleyball) October 16, 2018