For Immediate Release: October 10, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Brody and Meffert named America East Conference Volleyball Player and Setter of the Week

America East Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.--Juniors Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) and Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) has been named the America East Conference Volleyball Player and Setter of the Week, respectively for Oct. 3-Oct. 9. This marks the first time in Brody's career she has received the award, while it is the second-straight week Meffert has received this honor, as a freshman she received the Rookie of the Week honor twice.

Brody aided the Bearcats in both of their America East wins during the weekend to help Binghamton remain undefeated in conference play (4-0). She averaged team-highs of 4.00 kills and 4.94 points per game this past week. She also was third on the team with 2.50 digs per game. In the win over Stony Brook, she led the team with 13 kills. In the stunning win over defending America East Champion Albany, Brody had a team-high 19 kills, including the final two kills in the last game to defeat Albany 31-29. In the Albany match she also had 12 digs and 4 blocks. Brody has led the team in kills 16 matches this season. For the season Brody leads the team with 3.55 kills and 4.05 points per game. The 3.55 kpg is just over a kill more a game than any other Bearcat.

"Katie has been our most consistent hitter all season," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "She has been the go-to hitter. She came through when we needed her against Albany late in the match."

Meffert was a critical piece of the Bearcat lineup this past week as the team went 2-0 to remain undefeated against conference foes. In the two matches, she led the team with 11.25 assists and 3.50 digs per game. On Friday against Stony Brook, Meffert had 35 assists and a team-high 16 digs. In the shocking win over defending America East Champion Albany she had 55 assists and 12 digs. In both matches Meffert had a pair of blocks.

"Ashley has gotten better in her all-around game throughout the season," Kiriyama said. "She has stepped up her game since the start of conference play. The has been hitting better the last few games which is a tribute to her consistent hitting."

Binghamton (12-9, 4-0) hosts Maine in an America East match at 7 p.m. on Friday in the West Gym.

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