August 27, 2012

Young and Shockey Honored in First Weekly Molten/NEC Awards

Fairfield, Conn.—Alissa Young (La Verne, Calif.) and Karly Shockey (Chino Hills, Calif.) of the Sacred Heart Women's Volleyball Team captured two of the Molten/Northeast Conference weekly awards after the opening week of the season.

After totaling 52 kills for a .285 hitting average through three matches of the Beanpot Classic, Young was named the first Molten/NEC Player of the Week. The sophomore recorded a team-high 16 kills in a win over Holy Cross and a career-high 26 against Northeastern, which more than doubled her previous career-high of 12 set last season. She hit over .300 in two out of the three matches (.323 against Holy Cross and .340 against Northeastern). After one week of play, Young leads the conference with 4.73 kills per set.

Shockey made an impact in her collegiate debut, to earn her the Molten/NEC Rookie of the Week recognition. She recorded 33 kills this weekend and averaging 3.00 kills per set. The outside hitter led the Pioneers with 11 kills in the 3-1 loss to Alabama. Displaying her skills all the way around the court, the freshman also tallied 18 digs on the weekend. 

The Pioneers head west for the Aztec Challenge hosted by the University of California San Diego this weekend.