Gallagher Named CACC Defensive Player Of The Week

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RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore 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 Sept. 29, the CACC announced today. Gallagher earns the award for the first time this season and third of her career.

Gallagher, a 5-foot-5 libero, collected 67 digs during Felician's three conference matches last week, an average of 5.15 per set, as the Golden Falcons went 2-1. She produced a season-high 31 digs and five assists during a five-set road loss to Caldwell University on Thursday.

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Gallagher has played in 12 matches for the Golden Falcons this season. She ranks second in the CACC with 5.06 digs per set while also averaging 1.11 assists. She is a 2018 graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama.

Gallagher joins men's soccer goalkeeper Alex Ficarra (Phillipsburg, N.J./Notre Dame-Green Pond [Pa.]) as the first two Golden Falcon student-athletes to earn a CACC weekly award during the 2019-20 academic year.

Also on Monday, Felician senior outside hitter Raamiah Edwards (Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield) was chosen for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll.

Felician (5-12, 3-1 CACC) is guided by sixth-year head coach John Chang of Cranford. Gallagher, Edwards and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Wednesday, when they face Concordia (N.Y.) College at 7 p.m. in Rutherford.


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