Nov. 18, 2013
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BIG EAST Player of the Week
Shelbey Manthorpe, Seton Hall, S, Jr.
Manthorpe led the Pirates to a 2-1 week, which included a 3-1 win against Creighton. In the victory against the Bluejays, she nearly made program history, falling one kill and two blocks short of a quadruple-double. She finished with a match-high 36 assists, 11 digs, nine kills and a career-high eight blocks. In a 3-2 loss to league-leader Marquette, Manthorpe recorded her eighth triple-double of the season with a team-high 48 assists to go with 14 kills and 11 digs. She also had a team-best .382 hitting percentage.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Abbey Bessler, Xavier, OH, Fr.
Bessler contributed on offense and defense in the Musketeers’ 2-0 week. She posted her 19th and 20th double-doubles of the season. Bessler averaged 4.14 kills, 4.29 digs and 1.29 blocks per set. In a win over Villanova, she tallied 18 kills, 16 digs and five blocks to along with four assists and a pair of service aces. In a sweep of Georgetown, Bessler had 11 kills, 14 digs and four blocks.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Belle Obert, Butler, OH, Jr.
Helped the Bulldogs to a 2-0 week by posting 25 kills (4.17 per set), 14 digs, four blocks, three assists and two service aces. She led the team with 29 points in 3-0 victories against Georgetown and Villanova.
Jess Bird, Creighton, OH, Fr.
In a 1-1 week, averaged 3.25 kills and 2.88 digs per set. Had 10 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 win at St. John’s. Finished with 16 kills and 15 digs in a 3-1 loss at Seton Hall.
Elizabeth Koberstein, Marquette, S, Sr.
Helped the Golden Eagles hit .288 in wins at Seton Hall and St. John’s. Averaged 11.88 assists per set as MU clinched at least a share of the BIG EAST regular-season title.
Aleksandra Wachowicz, St. John’s, OH, Jr.
Recorded 5.36 kills per set and hit .310 in a 1-2 week. Collected her fifth double-double in a 3-1 win against DePaul. Had a match-high 22 kills against Creighton and a team-high 16 kills against Marquette.
Danielle Schroeder, Seton Hall, OH, Fr.
Posted a career-high 17 kills with only four attack errors for a .342 attack percentage against first-place Marquette. In a win over Creighton, she had nine kills and three digs.