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Dettmann Garners America East Setter of the Week Honor
Sophomore captain recorded first career triple-double in crucial victory at Stony Brook
November 12, 2012Tweet
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore setter Amanda Dettmann garnered her second America East Setter of the Week accolade after recording her first career triple-double in Binghamton’s crucial five-set victory at Stony Brook, as announced by the conference Monday. The win gave the Bearcats the No. 2 seed in next weekend’s America East Championship. Dettmann also earned the recognition back on Sept. 24.
“Amanda was superb throughout the tough five-setter,” head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. “She had a nice all-around game, making some key digs and kills, while keeping our hitters engaged. It was a great all-around effort, but Amanda was excellent in getting everyone involved.”
In Binghamton’s final match of the season, the Bearcats needed a victory over Stony Brook to ensure their place in the postseason tournament. Dettmann had the best game of her short career in an epic battle that witnessed each set decided by a two-point margin until the final frame. The Milwaukee native handed out 53 assists, picked up 14 digs and connected on a career-best 10 kills to complete the rare triple-double.
Dettmann quarterback Binghamton to a .242 hitting percentage against the Seawolves, finishing the season with a .214 clip giving the Bearcats the conference hitting title by 14 points. During the Stony Brook match, Dettmann helped four Binghamton hitters register double-digit kills for the first time in 2012. Thanks to Dettmann’s ability to spread the ball around, four BU players (Partaleva, Hovie, Vickers, Roland) have amassed over 200 kills for the second straight season, the only team in the America East to accomplish the feat.
After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003 last year, BU was determined to return to the postseason. Dettmann’s third 50-plus assist outing in her last four matches guaranteed Binghamton’s position in the postseason. The second-year captain finished the year tied for the league lead in assists per set with 9.81.
As the No. 2 seed, Binghamton will face No. 3 UMBC Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at Albany’s University Gym. The Bearcats and Retrievers split the season series with each team winning on its home floor.