Katie Dennehy Named CAA Offensive Player of the Week for Second Time this Season
October 25, 2010
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. - - University of Delaware volleyball senior outside hitter Katie Dennehy (at right) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week after leading her team to a weekend sweep over Hofstra and Northeastern, announced by the conference office on Monday.
Dennehy helped Delaware (18-5, 7-1 CAA) to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Hofstra on Friday before dismantling Northeastern, 3-1, on Sunday. The two wins, coupled with a loss by George Mason, allowed the Blue Hens to leapfrog the Patriots into first place in the CAA.
Dennehy’s 17 kill performance against Hofstra and her 14 kills against Northeastern added to her string of nine consecutive matches of double digit terminations, dating back to September 25 against Penn.
She had a team high 17 kills on 46 swings for a .217 hitting percentage against Hofstra. She also added three service aces, three digs, and three block assists in the five-set, comeback thriller.
Two days later, she posted another team high 14 kills on 42 attempts for a .190 attack percentage. She chipped 10 digs, two service aces and two block assists in the 3-1 victory over Northeastern. It was her third double-double of the season.
For the week, she averaged 3.44 kills per game, playing in all nine sets, totaling 31 kills on 88 attempts, committing only 13 errors for a .205 percentage. It is her second conference honor of the season.
On the season, she now puts down 3.27 balls per set, leading the team with 275 while ranking fourth in the CAA in both categories. Her five aces give her 29 on the season, moving into fifth place in the conference with 0.35 aces per set.
Dennehy will lead the Blue Hens into an important CAA weekend starting on Friday, as the Blue Hens take on James Madison and George Mason on Barb Viera Court. They host James Madison on Friday at 7 p.m. before battling George Mason on Saturday at 7 p.m. Both teams are 6-2 in the CAA coming into this weekend.