BEARCAT VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY
*Includes all matches through October 30, 2007
Scouting the Great Danes...
Albany holds a 24-12 advantage in the all-time series...Albany took a 3-1 (30-27, 27-30, 30-27, 30-24) decision over Binghamton October 15 in Vestal...The Great Danes split two conference matches over the weekend...The Great Danes fell, 3-2, in a conference match-up at Stony Brook before defeating Hartford, 3-0... Junior middle blocker Kamisha Kellam averaged 3.25 kills and 1.75 blocks per game... In the win over Hartford, Kellam had a team-high 15 kills and nine total blocks... In the loss to Stony Brook, she finished with 11 kills and five total blocks, while averaging a .411 hitting percentage in the two matches... Freshman outside hitter Amanda Cowdrey led the Great Danes, averaging a team-high 3.62 kills and 3.75 digs per game... She finished with a double-double against Stony Brook, recording 17 kills and 15 digs against the Seawolves... She then recorded her 14th double-double of the season and her 10th straight match with double-figure kills against Hartford, finishing with 12 kills and 15 digs to go along with two service aces and two block assists... Cowdrey is second on the team with 3.47 kills and 3.47 digs per game... Senior middle blocker Ashley Crenshaw leads the team, averaging 3.54 kills per game... Crenshaw is also averaging 0.81 blocks per game and has recorded 22 service aces... The Great Danes return home after a five-match road stretch, hosting Binghamton on Friday at 7 p.m. and UMBC on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Weekly Recap: McDonough named Rookie of the Week
Binghamton posted a 2-1 mark on the week, recording victories over Siena and Maine, before dropping a four-game decision at New Hampshire.
First-year hitter Michelle McDonough was named the America East Conference Volleyball Rookie of the Week honors for October 29. This is the first weekly award of the season for McDonough.
In three matches last week McDonough led Binghamton with 3.80 kills per game (sixth-best in conference last week) and 2.70 digs per game. Against New Hampshire, the rookie had a match-high tying 19 kills and 13 digs to lead the Bearcat attack. The double-double was her sixth of the season. McDonough played in 10 of Binghamton's 11 games, collecting four service aces and 4.60 points per game...
Binghamton has now won nine of its last 12 matches and sits in a tie for second in the league standings headed into Friday night's date at Albany.
BU's Kane closing in on History...
Senior Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) is closing out a standout four-year career for the Bearcats, and with only three regular season matches remaining, she is set to leave her mark on the BU volleyball record books.
Kane is currently third on
BU's all-time block list. She has 585 career blocks - just 29
shy of Susan Rinde '84 for the program's all-time lead. Kane
leads all America East in blocks with 1.52 per game and is on
pace to lead the conference in the category for the third consecutive
Kane has enjoyed her most prolific season at the net as a Bearcat in 2007. She currently has 160 blocks on the season and is just three blocks away from topping her previous best mark of 162, set in 2005. She is averaging 1.52 blocks per game - the 18th highest mark in the nation.
With seven kills, Kane is set to become just the eighth player in Binghamton University Volleyball history to reach 1,000 kill plateau.
With four more solo blocks, Kane will reach 100 for her career. She currently has 23 on the season.
Notes, Numbers, and Streaks...
- Binghamton has won 19 of its last 21 matches at the West Gym.
- Freshman setter Lindsey Mueller (West Bend West, Wis.) has 21 double-doubles on the season. Mueller is averaging 10.04 assists per game, is second on the team with 3.40 digs per game and fourth in blocks with 0.66 per game.
- Sophomore Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) continues to lead the Bearcats with a .258 hitting percentage. Lammert and BU teammate Jacki Kane rank 1-2 in the league in the blocks. Lammert has been a force at the net this season averaging 1.31 blocks per game. As a team, the Bearcats are averaging 3.02 blocks per game - the 28th highest mark in the nation.
- Junior libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) ranks third in the America East with 4.57 digs per game. She has recorded double-digit digs in 28 of 30 matches this season.
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