2001 Volleyball Players of the Week

November 5, 2001
Joyia Chadwick/Akilah Rogers, Williams
(Freshman, MB - Lawrence, Kan./Sophomore, MB - Evanston, Ill.)
In three matches, Chadwick totaled 57 kills, 20 blocks, and 23 digs. Rogers added 15 blocks, 14 kills, 13 digs, and five service aces. In the Ephs' championship win over Wesleyan, Rogers recorded nine blocks and Chadwick finished with seven blocks and 21 kills as Williams came back from a 2-1 deficit. Chadwick totaled 25 kills, nine blocks, and 11 digs in the semifinal win over Amherst. Rogers added five blocks and seven digs.

October 29, 2001
Robin Young, Williams
(Freshman, OH - Andover, Mass.)
Young led Williams to a 3-0 week, including the Little III title with wins over Wesleyan (second ranked in the region) and Amherst (fourth ranked). Young finished with 46 kills (.304 hitting percentage), 44 digs, five service aces, and three blocks. In 198 serve receptions, she teamed with junior Carmel Lyons to pass at an outstanding 2.4 accuracy rate. Young and Lyons combined for over 50 percent of the total offense for the week. Young recorded 22 kills with just three errors and added 16 digs in the win over Amherst that clinched the Little III title.

October 22, 2001
Joyia Chadwick, Williams
(Freshman, MB - Lawrence, Kan.)
Chadwick led Williams to a third-place finish in the Hall of Fame Tournament with wins over the region's top two ranked teams, Springfield and MIT. She earned all-tournament honors with 88 kills in 16 games (5.5 per game), a .379 hitting percentage, 22 blocks, 35 digs, and 12 service aces.

Christina Fucci, Wesleyan
(Senior, S - Tulsa, Okla.) Fucci earned all-tournament honors at the Coast Guard Tournament. Fucci finished with 189 assists in 16 games (11.8 per game) with nine kills, 28 digs, 13 aces, and 11 blocks as Wesleyan won all four matches on the week to tie the team record of 16 consecutive victories.

October 15, 2001
Laura Cox, Wesleyan
(Senior, OH - Lafayette, Calif.)
Cox led Wesleyan to the top seed in the NESCAC Volleyball Tournament with 53 digs (4.8 per game), including 29 in a dramatic five-game win over Amherst to give Wesleyan a 9-1 conference mark and its 12th consecutive win. She added 16 kills, seven aces, and two blocks. The Cardinals scored 42 points on her 62 serves (a team-best 68 percent).

October 8, 2001
Eliza Allen, Wesleyan
(Junior, MH - Durango, Colo.)
Allen finished with 74 kills in 15 games (4.93 per game) as Wesleyan won all five of its matches, including four NESCAC victories to move into a tie for first place in the conference. She hit .422 for the week while adding 16 aces and 17 blocks.

October 1, 2001
Eliza Allen, Wesleyan
(Junior, MH - Durango, Colo.)
Allen was named to the Wesleyan Invitational All-Tournament Team and finished the week with 76 kills in 14 games, averaging 5.43 per game while hitting .461. She added 20 blocks, seven service aces, and 28 digs as the Cardinals won all three of their matches to improve to 13-3.

September 24, 2001
Lauren Fennessey, Bates
(Senior, OH - Joplin, Mo.)
Fennessey led Bates to a 5-0 week, including the title at the Bridgewater State Invitational where she earned Most Valuable Player honors. She finished with 53 kills (3.53 per game), 65 digs (4.33 per game), and 26 aces. She recorded 17 kills and 15 digs in the title match against Bridgewater State, a rematch of last year's NCAA Division III Championship first round match.

Joyia Chadwick, Williams
(Freshman, MB - Lawrence, Kan.)
Chadwick finished a 4-0 week for Williams with 68 kills (4.5 per game), 34 blocks (2.3 per game), 34 digs, and a .426 hitting percentage. The Ephs won the Springfield Classic, posting a four-game victory over host Springfield, the top-ranked team in the region. Chadwick recorded 25 kills in a five-game win over Rutgers-Newark.

September 17, 2001
Alexis Keeler, Wesleyan
(Senior, MH - Santa Monica, Calif.)
Keeler finished with 39 kills (3.9 per game) and a .400 hitting percentage as Wesleyan posted three-game wins over Bates and Bowdoin, and dropped a close match to Colby at the NESCAC Quad at Bates. She added 12 aces, 30 digs, and 10 blocks in 10 games.

Robin Young, Williams
(Freshamn, OH - Andover, Mass.)
Young finished with 54 kills (4.5 per game), 41 digs, and 10 blocks as Williams posted wins over Amherst and Middlebury, and dropped a five-game match to Tufts at the NESCAC Quad at Amherst. She recorded 23 kills against Middlebury, 18 kills vs. Tufts, and 13 kills vs. Amherst.

September 10, 2001
Joyia Chadwick, Williams
(Freshman, MB - Lawrence, Kan.)
Chadwick earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Western New England College Tournament as Williams won all four of its matches without dropping a game. She finished with 24 blocks (2.0 per game), 33 kills, 25 digs, 10 aces, and a .367 hitting percentage.