Caraline Maher averaged 3.5 kills per set and hit .637 for the week on her way to being MSC Player of the Week. Photo by Rich
Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 9, 2013
Caraline Maher's phenomenal week earns her Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors. This is the second week in as many chances that a Georgetown player has picked up the award. Maher's double-digit kill average along with a hitting percentage above .600 secured her the accolade.
It is her first time to be named POW this season and third time overall.
"Caraline had an unreal week," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "It was really good to see after she had a rough start our opening weekend. This past week is more of what we are used to seeing out of her. She is a dynamic player and a great middle hitter in our system."
Maher averaged 3.5 kills per set while hitting .637, 63 kills and just five errors on 91 swings. She was named Rumpke Invitational tournament MVP as the Tigers went a perfect 6-0 this past week and never dropped a set.
She started the week with 16 kills against University of Pikeville and finished it with 14 kills against Xavier University of Louisiana. In the match with the Gold Nuggets she was 14-of-17 with no errors for a hitting average above .800.
"That's a team that will most likely be in the national tournament," Griffin said. "For her to hit that well is awesome. It is a bit difficult to put into words considering that was the final match of a very long week – six matches in five days and four in two – but her mental toughness was evident."
Maher also had 14 digs and 17 blocks this past week. She ranks third in the MSC with 92 kills and is tied for sixth with 28 blocks.
Teammate and fellow junior Allyson Wilbourn was the first MSC Player of the Week in volleyball this past week.