VolleyballNovember 13, 2016 NCAA Third Round: Tufts 3, Springfield 1 Mackenzie Bright posted a match-high 18 kills, as Tufts defeated Springfield College, 3-1, in regional final action of the NCAA Division III Tournamen...
VolleyballNovember 12, 2016 NCAA Second Round: Tufts 3, UMass Boston 1 McKenzie Humann and Mackenzie Bright combined for 23 kills to lead Tufts past UMass-Boston, 3-1, during second round action of the NCAA Tournament...
VolleyballNovember 11, 2016 NCAA First Round: Tufts 3, Maine Maritime 0 Tufts utilized its depth, as nine players posted at least one kill during a 3-0 victory over Maine Maritime Academy in the first round of the NCAA...
VolleyballNovember 11, 2016 NCAA First Round: Ithaca 3, Middlebury 2 Middlebury fought all the way back from a two-set deficit, but Ithaca edged the Panthers in five sets (27-25, 26-24, 21-25, 18-25, 16-14) on Friday...
VolleyballNovember 9, 2016 NESCAC Volleyball All-Conference Teams Unveiled Williams senior Tori Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year for the third time in her career as voted on by the...
VolleyballNovember 7, 2016 Two NESCAC Teams Earn NCAA Volleyball Tournament Bids NESCAC Champion Middlebury and runner-up Tufts will compete in the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship.
Volleyball Volleyball Weekly Release #9 Hannah Blackburn of Middlebury is the NESCAC Player of the Week. Blackburn led the Panthers to the program’s fifth NESCAC Championship with a...
VolleyballNovember 6, 2016 NESCAC Final: No. 2 Middlebury 3, No. 1 Tufts 2 Second-seeded Middlebury won a thrilling five-set match over top-seeded Tufts on Sunday to capture the 2016 NESCAC Volleyball Championship. Becca...
VolleyballNovember 5, 2016 NESCAC Semifinal: No. 2 Middlebury 3, No. 3 Amherst 0 Middlebury head coach Sarah Raunecker picked up her 400th career win as the second-seeded Panthers defeated third-seeded Amherst, 3-0, in the NESCAC...
VolleyballNovember 5, 2016 NESCAC Semifinal: No. 1 Tufts 3, No. 4 Bowdoin 1 After falling in the first set, top-seeded Tufts came back to win three straight sets and take a 3-1 win over No. 4 Bowdoin in the NESCAC Semifinals...
November 7, 2016
Hannah Blackburn

Hannah Blackburn
Middlebury College
Senior • Setter • Chapel Hill, N.C.

Blackburn led the Panthers to the program’s fifth NESCAC Championship with a thrilling five-set victory on Sunday over Tufts. She averaged team-best totals of 8.50 assists per set and 5.50 digs per set to go along with three service aces during Middlebury’s three victories. Blackburn posted a career-high 29 digs in Sunday’s victory over the Jumbos.


October 31, 2016
Taylor Stafford-Smith

Taylor Stafford-Smith
Bates College
First Year • Hitter • Calabasas, Calif.

Stafford-Smith had an outstanding weekend as Bates went 3-0, including key conference wins over Hamilton (3-0) and Middlebury (3-1), to earn the seventh seed in the NESCAC Championship. Against Middlebury, she had 16 kills with a .385 hitting percentage and added 14 digs and two blocks. Versus Hamilton, she registered 15 kills with a .323 hitting percentage together with 11 digs and three blocks. She finished the week hitting .355, with seven blocks and averaged 3.30 kills per set and totaled 27 digs.

October 24, 2016
Nicole Hilton

Nicole Hilton
Wesleyan University
First Year • Outside Hitter • Wantagh, N.Y.

Hilton was instrumental in Wesleyan’s 2-0 week, which featured a 3-1 win against Connecticut College and a 3-0 sweep over Wheaton. The rookie averaged 3.57 kills 1.43 blocks per set and posted a .622 hitting percentage. In the win against the Camels, she recorded 15 kills on a .565 attack mark and recorded seven blocks. Against Wheaton, she recorded 10 kills on 14 attempts without recording an error for a .714 hitting percentage, while adding three blocks.

October 17, 2016
Caroline Flaharty

Caroline Flaharty
Bowdoin College
First Year • Outside Hitter • Fort Myers, Fla.

Flaharty led the Polar Bears to a 3-0 week, including a pair of NESCAC victories. She reached double figures in kills in each contest, averaging 4.30 kills per set, while hitting at a .461 clip. She also averaged 3.00 digs per set and delivered three service aces. She currently ranks second in the league in kills (3.49/set).

October 10, 2016
Chandler McGrath

Chandler McGrath
Bates College
Senior • Outside Hitter • Seal Beach, Calif.

McGrath led Bates to a 2-0 weekend with 3-0 sweeps over Wesleyan and Trinity, as the Bobcats evened their conference record at 3-3. McGrath averaged 5.17 kills per set with a .409 hitting percentage, including 19 kills against just one error in the Wesleyan match.

Player of the Week Archive 


School Conf Overall
Tufts 10-0 27-4
Middlebury 7-3 18-9
Amherst 7-3 17-9
Bowdoin 6-4 15-10
Williams 6-4 13-11
Wesleyan 6-4 15-8
Bates 5-5 11-14
Connecticut College 4-6 11-12
Hamilton 3-7 10-10
Trinity 1-9 10-13
Colby 0-10 5-24
W Volleyball  
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 Final
2 Tufts
3 vs. Southwestern
@ Oshkosh, Wis.
W Volleyball  
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 Final
1 Springfield
3 at Tufts
W Volleyball  
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 Final
1 UMass Boston
3 at Tufts
W Volleyball  
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 Final
0 Maine Maritime
3 at Tufts
W Volleyball  
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 Final
2 Middlebury
3 vs. Ithaca
@ SUNY Brockport
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