RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College sophomore Olivia Emerson (Sparks, Nev./Edward C. Reed) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 29, the CACC announced on Monday. She wins the award for the first time.
Emerson is only the second Felician women's volleyball player in the 10-year history of the program to be named CACC Player of the Week. Keisha Milstrey was honored in November 2007. She is also the first league Player of the Week in any sport for the Golden Falcons in the 2013-14 academic year.
In a 1-1 week for Felician, Emerson posted a .228 attack percentage and averaged 5.29 kills and 1.71 digs per set. On Sept. 25, the 5-foot-11 outside hitter set a school single-match record with 29 kills in a four-set CACC road victory over Concordia (N.Y.) College. The 3-1 triumph snapped the Golden Falcons' 30-match road losing streak dating back to 2010.
For the season, Emerson ranks second in the CACC and 40th nationally in NCAA Division II with 3.73 kills per set. She is a 2012 graduate of Truckee Meadows Community College High School, but played scholastically for Edward C. Reed High.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wvball/2013-14/releases/20130930-VBALL-report.pdf.
Also on Monday, Felician junior men's soccer defender Alex Jean (Notre Dame de Londres, France/Jean Mermoz) was named to his sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll
Felician women's volleyball is guided by fourth-year head coach Amber Butler. Emerson and the Golden Falcons next compete on Oct. 4 in CACC action at Nyack College.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.