Stephens Named ECAC Player of the Week
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named Mackenzie Stephens (Holland, Mich.) one of the ECAC Volleyball Players of the Week for her performances in last weekend’s matches.
Stephens posted 26 kills to become the fifth all-time for Marist in single match kills in Marist’s win over Rider on Sunday. In the Red Foxes’ victory over Saint Peter’s on Saturday, Stephens led the team in kills with 13 and also had five blocking assists. She posted a .571 attack percentage, while posting 15.5 points in the match. For the weekend, Stephens went 39-4-67 for a .536 attack percentage, while also claiming 41 points between both matches.
Stephens is second in the MAAC in hitting percentage, going 227-57-501 (.339 attack percentage). She is also third in kills (227, 3.39 per set), third in points (262.0, 3.91 per set) and sixth in blocks (64, .96 per set).
Marist is set to compete as the second seed in the MAAC Tournament this weekend. The Red Foxes will take on No. 3 seed Iona on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Alumni Recreation Center on the campus of Siena College. The championship game will take place Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. All three games of the tournament will be featured on MAAC.TV. Tickets are available for the 2013 MAAC Volleyball Championship at TicketLeap.
Marist is offering free transportation and tickets to students only. If interested, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The bus will leave at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning from the McCann Center.