Newman Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
Camels Host Roger Williams Tuesday Night
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior All-American outside hitter Amy Newman, a 2008 graduate of Marymount High School in Los Angeles, Calif. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Co-Player of the Week.
Newman was recognized as the Most Valuable Player at the Johnson & Wales University Invitational in Providence, R.I. Leading the Camels to a four match sweep, Newman averaged 5.58 kills and 2.58 digs, registering a .365 hitting percentage for the weekend.
Newman exploded with 28 kills, 12 digs and four blocks to help rally the Camels from two games down against Keene State College Friday and added 16 kills and 11 digs Saturday versus Johnson & Wales University.
Connecticut College head volleyball coach Josh Edmed was pleased with Newman´s efforts and is looking forward to another important week of action with three home matches scheduled to be played in New London.
"Amy has been outstanding in the early part of the year for us," Edmed said. "She came back to campus in great shape and has been moving forward with a great work ethic every day. Our team grew a lot throughout the tournament this past weekend and Amy was integral in this process."
Newman has amassed 668 kills and 426 digs for the Camels in her first two years with the program. In 2009, she was named First Team All-NESCAC and was also honored on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team as an honorable mention selection.
The Camels will meet Roger Williams University Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. for their home opener at Luce Field House in New London.
September 13, 2010