Colberg Winner of the Molten/NEC Volleyball Defender of the Week Award

FAIRFIELD, CT (October 3, 2011) - Sacred Heart senior Jessica Colberg (Long Beach, CA) earns the Molten/Northeast Conference Defender of the Week award on Monday after leading the Pioneers to a pair of league wins over Bryant and Central Connecticut over the weekend.

Colberg collects her second career Molten/NEC Defender of the Week honor after recording two 25-plus dig performances in both of the Pioneers conference matchups last week. The senior registered a season-high 31 digs in SHU's 3-1 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday and 25 digs in a four-set victory over Bryant a day earlier. The Long Beach, California native has recorded double-digit digs in 16-of -18 matches so far this season and currently leads the league in total digs with 310.

Colberg and the Pioneers return to action this week with a trio of matches starting Wednesday night at Army.  SHU will travel to St. Francis (NY) on Saturday and host Quinnipiac on Sunday in NEC play.