NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College freshman Rachel Schroff of Palos Verdes, Calif. has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Volleyball Player of the Week.
Schroff averaged 3.0 kills and 1.0 blocks per set while hitting at a .487 rate to help the Camels (14-4) take two out of three conference matches at Luce Fieldhouse this weekend. Schroff led Connecticut College to its fifth-straight victory Friday night with eight kills and seven blocks in a 3-0 blanking of Middlebury. She added 11 kills in a 3-0 setback to Williams Saturday.
Schroff leads the league with a .369 hitting percentage. In 51 sets, she has tallied 88 kills, 53 digs, 29 assists, 27 blocks and 19 aces.
Connecticut College head volleyball coach and associate director of athletics Josh Edmed has been pleased with Schroff´s performance and her ability to make a seamless transition from the setter position to the right side.
"Rachel is athletically a very talented player but it is her intangible characteristics of hard work with a positive, team-first attitude that have greatly contributed to her success in our program," Edmed said. "We have challenged her to be competitive for us in a position she did not previously have much experience in and she has eagerly approached this challenge day in and day out. Her learning curve has been tremendous and we are very excited to see her development continue. Being named NESCAC Player of the Week is a very prestigious honor and one that is well deserved for all of her hard work and commitment."
Schroff is a 2009 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. On the volleyball court, Schroff served in a leadership capacity as a team captain and was recognized as a First Team All-Bay League performer. At the conclusion of her high school playing career, Schroff was honored as the school´s Female Athlete of the Year.
October 12, 2009