Newman Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior outside hitter Amy Newman of Los Angeles, Calif. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Volleyball Player of the Week.
Newman averaged 5.0 kills and 2.8 digs per set while hitting at a .336 rate in a 2-1 week that featured a 3-1 win over Williams and a 3-0 victory over Hamilton.
Newman opened the week with 13 kills and six digs in a setback at Roger Williams on Tuesday. She followed with 17 kills and 16 digs during Friday's match against the Ephs, then posted a season-best 20 kills and six digs in Saturday's decision over the Continentals.
Connecticut College Head Volleyball Coach Josh Edmed was pleased with Newman's and the entire team's performance in the opening weekend of conference action.
"Amy had a tremendous weekend for us in two important NESCAC matches," Edmed said. "She is an exciting player to watch and she and the whole team seemed to feed off of the great crowd we had on Friday night."
Newman has been honored on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team in each of the past two years. Newman garnered third team honors for the Camels in her junior campaign after receiving honorable mention recognition in 2009.
Newman helped guide the Camels to a 19-7 record in 2010, leading the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with 5.17 kills per set and hit at a .296 clip to rank fifth in the league.
She was honored on the first team of the All-NESCAC squad for the second straight year and made her inaugural appearance on the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District One Volleyball Team in the College Division.
Newman reached a career milestone Sept. 10, burying her 1,000th kill against Keene State College. She has accounted for 1075 kills and 648 digs over the course of her career.
Newman has been recognized for her prowess in the classroom as a Dean's Honors student and was honored on the 2010 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.
She will receive a degree in mathematics this spring.
September 19, 2011