40 Kills Earns Mercado Molten/NEC Player of the Week Award

FAIRFIELD, CONN. (September 9, 2013)--Dianis Mercado (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) was an offensive force throughout the 2013 SHU Hampton Inn Invitational, slamming 40 kills throughout the weekend, averaging 3.33 per set, earning this week's Molten/Northeast Conference Player of the Week honor. The senior helped her team to a 2-1 record facing preseason Patriot League favorite American and reigning MEAC champion Maryland-Eastern Shore. Her best match of the tournament came in the finale against Manhattan, racking up 20 kills on 46 attempts with just four errors for a .348 hitting percentage. Mercado also averaged 3.1 digs per set and collected five aces.