Chiodini named Player of the Week, Roath collects third Libero of the Week honor
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 2, 2017) – Seniors Emmaline Chiodini (St. Louis, Mo.) and Brianna Roath (Jackson, N.J.) of the Western New England University volleyball team have earned weekly awards from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), the league office announced on Monday.
Chiodini was named the CCC Player of the Week, while Roath was recognized as the Libero of the Week for the third time this season following Western New England's 3-1 week. The Golden Bears picked up a 3-1 CCC victory at Gordon on Tuesday and fell to Wellesley 3-0 on Thursday before defeating both Eastern Connecticut State (3-1) and Westfield State (3-0) at home on Saturday.
Chiodini hit .237 with 3.00 kills and 3.64 digs per set while posting three double-doubles in four matches. The senior opened her week with ten kills, 19 digs and two blocks at Gordon. She finished with 15 kills, ten digs, two assists and two aces against Eastern Connecticut, before hitting .500 with 14 kills, 14 digs and four aces in Western New England's win over Westfield State.
Through 18 matches this season, Chiodini leads the Golden Bears and ranks 13th in the CCC with 2.50 kills per set. Her 3.07 digs per set rank second on the team and 17th in the conference.
Roath averaged 5.79 digs per set last week and posted a pair of 20+ dig efforts. She recorded 27 digs at Gordon, and followed that up with 12 against Wellesley. Roath capped her week with 23 and 19 digs, respectively, in Saturday's wins over the Warriors and Owls.
The senior captain currently leads the CCC in both digs (302) and digs per set (4.87). She has recorded 904 digs in 75 career matches.
Western New England (10-8, 2-1 CCC) returns to action on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., when the Golden Bears host Roger Williams.