PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Julie Harvey, Franklin & Marshall (Fr, MH, Hatboro, Pa. / Hatboro-Horsham)
Harvey led F&M to a 5-0 week with Centennial wins over Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore and was named MVP for guiding the Diplomats to the F&M Scramble Tournament title over the weekend. She had 72 kills on the week and a .406 hitting percentage. Harvey averaged four kills per set on the week and tallied 16 digs, 15 blocks and four service aces. She dominated vs. Swarthmore on Thursday with 27 kills and just 3 errors on 49 attempts for a .490 hitting percentage.
Washington College served up 19 aces, a season-high versus Notre Dame (MD). The prior high was 18 on September 3 against Mt. St. Vincent. Lauren Bell's (Center Valley, Pa. / Southern Lehigh) double-double against Cedar Crest was the 10th double-double for WC this year. Jenny Lee (Wilmington, Del. / Mount Pleasant) and Lauren White (Huntingtown, Md. / Huntingtown) each have four double-doubles, while Bell has a pair.
The Centennial Conference 'DIGS' Pediatric Cancer Research
During the month of October, the women's volleyball teams in the Centennial Conference are joining together to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research. Prior to a designated match, each Conference school will collect donations and pledges from friends, families, and team supporters for each dig the team records in its selected match. Pledges and donations will be collected in the first week of November. Over the last five years, the 11 teams have raised $42,857 in donations and pledges to support breast cancer research.
For the 2011 campaign, the money raised by each team will go directly to Tanner's Touch. Tanner's Touch, a non-profit organization based in Carroll County, Md., was founded by former Gettysburg assistant volleyball coach Stephanie (Yingling) Moore in honor of her son who was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer in 2009. Tanner's Touch will, in turn, donate the proceeds to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cancer Research.
The donations will be collected by the end of October and the total amount raised by our schools will be announced at the Centennial Volleyball Championships on November 4-5, 2011. Please contact the head coach of your favorite Centennial volleyball team to make a pledge or donation or for a list of special events for that day. Thank you for joining us to help raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research!
2011 Centennial Conference "DIGS" Pediatric Cancer Research Matches
Saturday, October 1: Dickinson at Muhlenberg - 107 digs;
Wednesday, October 5: Muhlenberg at Bryn Mawr;
Saturday, October 8: Johns Hopkins at Ursinus;
Saturday, October 15: McDaniel at Swarthmore;
Wednesday, October 19: Bryn Mawr at Haverford;
Saturday, October 22: Franklin & Marshall at Washington College, Haverford at McDaniel;
Saturday, October 29: Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
For more information: http://www.centennial.org/sports/wvball/DIGS4TANNER