Caraline Maher's seventh kill against No. 1 UTB gave her 1,000 for her career. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 29, 2013
Georgetown College volleyball's Caraline Maher tallied several big moments in her career this past weekend in the Boneyard Brawl. She reached a milestone stat and tallied two weekly honors, one of which a Tiger has not received since Week 3 of the 2009 season.
Maher has been named NAIA Volleyball Player of the Week. Erica Janszen was the last Georgetown player to receive such an honor.
"She had a great week," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "I feel as though it is my standard line with her, but she is just so explosive. When we get her the ball right, she is hard to stop."
The junior tallied double-digit kills in four matches, helping her to eclipse 1,000. She currently stands at 1,031 in two-plus seasons at Georgetown. Maher picked up the century mark against No. 1 University of Texas Brownsville. With her second kill in the fourth set, she had 1,000 and added one more for good measure. She finished with eight total against the Ocelots.
She added 14 against No. 10 Embry-Riddle and 16 against No. 13 Bellevue to be at her current total.
Her stats, 63 kills with .376 hitting percentage, against three ranked teams and a team receiving votes helped her earn a third Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honor. It was her fifth in her career, and she is the only league player to tally three during 2013.
Other nominees for the honor this week were: Lydie Van Deursen (Columbia), Kylie Whaley (Milligan), Guadalupe Garcia (La Sierra), Liz Myers (College of Idaho), Monique Morris (Cardinal Stritch), Katey Holler (Indiana Wesleyan), Yang Yang (Rocky Mountain), Joclyn Kirton (Biola), Karlie Schut (Northwestern), Mercedes Chevis (Dillard), Kamrin Gold (Culver-Stockton), Danielle Tombolato (Ashford), Crystal Taporco (Friends), Allison Rehner (Asbury), Beth Walker (Bellevue), Alicia Olson (Viterbo), Caitlin Pick (Dakota State), Vanja Joksic (Texas Brownsville), Molli Pugh (John Brown), Allie Shannon (Coastal Georgia), Adrienne Czaplewski (Warner), and Amelia Velez (Marygrove).
Georgetown returns to action 7 pm Tuesday evening against MSC foe Campbellsville.