October 22, 2012

Stephanie Antoine Earns LEC Volleyball Rookie Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman forward Stephanie Antoine (New Bedford, MA/Greater New Bedford Vo Tech HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

 

Antoine has been named LEC Volleyball Rookie of the Week.

 

Antoine amassed 54 kills in three matches last week. She had 20 kills last Thursday night against Wentworth, and added 17 against both Keene State and the University of New England in Saturday's tri-match at KSC. She hit .529 against the Leopards, .484 against the Owls and .328 against the Nor'Easters, and also added eight blocks.

 

"Even though Stephanie is a freshman, she's starting to mix in her volleyball skills with her natural ability, and if she can do that, the sky is the limit," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "Once she fine tunes the skill aspects, she will improve even more. I expected that this honor would be coming her way, based on her ability and her work ethic."

 

The Corsairs are 20-5 and host Eastern Connecticut State in a crucial LEC match tomorrow evening.

 

 

                                                        UMASS DARTMOUTH VOLLEYBALL