RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Sierra Gallagher (Honolulu, Hawaii/Kamehameha) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28, the CACC announced on Monday. Gallagher wins the award for the second consecutive week.
Gallagher, a 5-foot-5 libero, averaged 5.7 digs per set in a 3-0 week for the Golden Falcons. She began the week with 22 digs in a four-set victory at Dominican (N.Y.) College on Oct. 23 and ended it with 26 digs in three sets in a home triumph over Nyack College. She added seven aces in the three matches and committed four receiving errors in 41 attempts (90.2 percent).
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/1029POW.
Gallagher began the season at setter before shifting to libero two weeks ago. For the season, she has played in 96 sets over 27 matches and is averaging 3.47 assists, 3.29 digs and 0.36 aces per set. She is a 2018 graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama.
Also on Monday, Felician freshman outside hitter Kahea Aea (Mililani, Hawaii/Kamehameha) was named to the CACC's Weekly Honor Roll. Additionally, women's soccer forward Danielle Jenkin (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) was selected to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll for that sport.
Felician women's volleyball (12-16, 7-10 CACC) is guided by fifth-year head coach John Chang of Cranford. Gallagher, Aea and the Golden Falcons carry a school-record four-game win streak into Wednesday night's CACC match in northwest Philadelphia against Chestnut Hill College.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.