2012 Volleyball Players of the Week

  • Mallory Carter, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Outside Hitter
    October 29, 2012
    Carter, a senior from Moseley, Va., picks up her second weekly award of the season after leading Randolph-Macon to a 4-0 week that included a pair of ODAC wins to wrap up the first undefeated conference campaign in the program's history. Carter cashed in 59 kills for the week as she averaged 4.92 per game (12 games played). She posted double figure kills in each match, with 14 apiece in 3-0 wins over Virginia Wesleyan and Mary Baldwin. She notched 15 winners and two blocks in a 3-0 win over Randolph, and capped her week with 16 kills and 14 digs in a 3-0 win over Maryville (Tenn.). Carter hit .408 for the week and collected 30 digs. She is currently fourth in the conference with 328 kills and 3.64 per set average and is third with 49 kills.
  • M.A. Boles, Washington and Lee, Jr., Outside Hitter
    October 22, 2012
    Boles, a junior from Houston, Texas, led the Generals to a 3-0 week in league play. She collected 59 total kills at a 5.90 per game clip while hitting .403 over the trio of matches. She also averaged 3.40 digs per set, corralling 34 loose balls in total. After a 19-kill nine-dig showing in a 3-0 win over Guilford, Boles one-upped herself with a pair of 20-kill efforts in a 3-1 victory at Roanoke and a 3-0 triumph at Hollins. She added eight digs and three blocks against the Maroons, while chipping in 17 digs and another block at HU. She hit .581 in the latter match. With the 59 kills, Boles moved into seventh place in career kills at W&L with 1,173.
  • M.A. Boles, Washington and Lee, Jr., Outside Hitter
    October 15, 2012
    Boles, a junior from Houston, Texas, helped the Generals to a 4-0 showing this past week, which included an ODAC win over Shenandoah. Boles connected for 47 total kills with double figures in each of her three matches played. She averaged 3.92 kills for the week while also collected 52 digs and six aces. She had a pair of double-doubles with 18 kills and 19 digs in a 3-1 win over Rhodes College. She followed that with 6 winners and a career-high 28 digs in a 3-2 win over Berry College. Boles notched a pair of aces in each match. The 47 kills moved Boles into eighth place on the W&L's all-time kills list with 1,114 winners.
  • Katie Long, Bridgewater, Jr., Outside Hitter
    October 08, 2012
    Long, a junior from Floyd, Va., led the Eagles to a 4-0 week at the Goucher Invitational where she earned Co-Most Valuable Player honors (with Steveson's Jessica Geiselman). Long racked up 48 kills during the tournament with a trio of double-digit efforts. Included in that total is a 19-kill effort in which she hit .474 in a 3-0 win against Frostburg State. She followed that with 13 kills in a 3-0 victory over McDaniel to give her 32 winners on Sunday. She hit .407 in the latter match. On Saturday, she smacked 11 kills against host Goucher. For the tournament, Long hit .339 and average just short of 4.0 kills per game. She's currently fifth in the ODAC with 209 total kills.
  • M.A. Boles, Washington and Lee, Jr., Outside Hitter
    October 01, 2012
    Boles, a junior from Houston, Texas, put together five double-doubles to help lead the Generals to a 3-2 week. She averaged 4.35 kills and 3.75 digs per set. Boles notched matches of 12, 14, 16 and 17 kills in addition to a career-high 28 winners to go along with 26 digs for her first 20-20 match in a five-setter against Geneva. The 28 kills are the second-highest single-match total in W&L history, trailing only Nancy Reinhart's 29 kills in 1996. She also became the ninth W&L athlete to reach the 1,000 career kills plateau. For the week, Boles hit .270 with 87 kills, 75 digs, eight aces, seven assists and seven total blocks.
  • Mallory Carter, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Outside Hitter
    September 24, 2012
    Carter, a senior from Moseley, Va., helped Randolph-Macon to a 4-2 week with both its losses coming to nationally ranked teams --- No. 6 Emory and No. 12 Elmhurst. Carter earned a spot on the Emory Invitational All-Tournament Team after collecting 72 kills, 31 digs and five aces in four matches. Prior to the tournament, R-MC's week included a pair of 3-0 wins over Eastern Mennonite and Mary Washington, in which Carter notched 16 kills, five aces and 16 digs in addition to her totals at Emory. She racked up four matches with double-digits in kills including a career-high 22 in a 3-2 win over Maryville. She later eclipsed that mark with 25 kills in a 3-2 loss to #12 Elmhurst. She also had 12 and 10 digs in those matches, respectively. Carter, who averaged 4.0 kills/set this week, has 1,181 winners for her career and stands just six shy of moving past Katie King (1997-2000) for second-place all-time in R-MC history. Maggie McDearmon (2003-06) holds the school record with 1,243 kills.
  • Mallory Slade, Virginia Wesleyan, Sophomore, Setter
    September 17, 2012
    Slade, a sophomore from Burlingon, N.C., helped that Marlins to a 3-0 week that included a trio of victories over ODAC foes Lynchburg (3-1), Hollins (3-0) and Roanoke (3-0). The Marlins' setter passed out 99 assists on the week, just one helper short of averaging 10 per set (99 in 10 sets played). She also picked her spots well on the attack, collected seven kills on 13 attacks with just one error for a .462 attack percentage. Against Lynchburg, Slade handed out 44 assists with seven digs and a block assist. The 44 helpers marked her sixth match this season with at least 40 assists. She followed that with 32 assists against Hollins and 23 more against Roanoke. She added three kills and three digs in the latter match.
  • Kala Guy, Virginia Wesleyan, Senior, Outside Hitter
    September 10, 2012
    Guy, a senior from Fishersville, Va., helped lead VWC to a 4-1 week, including a 4-0 run through the Hollins Invitational. She began her week by setting a VWC program record with 27 kills in a tough loss at North Carolina Wesleyan College. But, she came back strong in the Hollins tourney to lead the Marlins with a total of 48 kills, including 20 against Gettysburg College. She also ranked second for the Marlins in total blocks (6) and digs (35). She has increased her kills total to 968, putting her on track to become only the fourth VWC volleyball player to surpass 1,000 kills in a career.
  • Jamie Cockerham, Emory & Henry, Senior, Outside Hitter
    September 04, 2012
    Cockerham, a senior from Galax, Va., led Emory & Henry to a 4-1 showing in its opening weekend as she hammered 69 total kills that included a trio of double-digit matches. Cockerham's high mark came in a 3-2 win over William Peace as she converted a career-high 26 winners, which would have tied for the most in one match with last season's conference-high. She also had 14 kills in a triumph over Methodist and 11 winners against Greensboro. Cockerham added 43 digs, eight aces and four blocks to her weekend stat line.