(Winthrop, Mass.) The Great Northeast Athletic Conference announced earlier today that both senior Hayley Macken (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and freshman Sydney Racevicius (Woodbury, Conn.) have been selected as the conference's Player & Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. The duo also earned the weekly honors back on September 10th in the second GNAC weekly report of the season.
Macken wrapped up the last regular season matches of her career in style, averaging 9.90 assists per set offensively along with per-set marks of 2.50 digs and 0.80 blocks defensively. The senior setter also chipped in with 1.67 kills and 0.50 aces per set to lead the Raiders to a perfect 3-0 week over Salem State, Southern Maine and Simmons.
Racevicius once again had a great week for Rivier. The rookie averaged 2.50 kills per set, 3.30 digs per set and 1.10 service aces per set helping to led Rivier to an unblemished week. She racked up 18 digs in the team's 3-0 win over Salem State before scooping up 13 in the straight-set win over Southern Maine. In the 3-0 win over Simmons, Racevicius served up six service aces to lead the team.
Macken, Racevicius and the rest of the Raiders Women's Volleyball begin their quest for a GNAC title tomorrow night as they host #7 Emmanuel College in the tournament's quarterfinals.