MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly award winners in women's volleyball Monday afternoon, naming Morrisville State duo Megyan Merrill (Millport, N.Y.) and Samantha Wolf (Liverpool, N.Y.) the Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 24.
Merrill was named the offensive player of the week following her stellar performance on the court in a 2-1 outing for the Mustangs across the week's action.
Merrill led Morrisville State offensively in a 2-1 week, averaging nearly 23 kills per match. She started the week with a 22 kill, 14 dig outing in a 3-2 win over Oneonta, also serving up an ace and accounting for 14 digs, averaging 4.40 kills per set. In the match against Wells on Saturday, Merrill continued her double digit numbers, posting 23 kills to go along with 2 assists and an ace offensively, while registering 20 digs and 2 assisted blocks in the 3-2 loss.
In the final match of the week, the third five set match for the Mustangs, Merrill again recorded 23 kills, adding six digs and an assisted block to cap of her week with a total 68 kills, two assists, two service aces, 40 total digs, and four assisted blocks. The sophomore averaged 4.8 points per set for the Mustangs, 72 points total on the week in 15 sets.
The sophomore is a graduate of Horseheads High and is majoring in applied psychology at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Melissa and David Merrill of Millport.
Wolf earns NEAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for a second time this season, as she recording 108 total defensive digs across the week's action, while contributing offensively with 15 assists and two service aces.
She began her week with 32 digs in a 3-2 win over Oneonta, averaging 6.40 digs per set, while adding seven assist and an ace to her tallies. On Saturday, in the five set bout with Wells, Wolf collected 42 digs (8.40 per set), before wrapping up her week with an outing of 34 digs in the 3-2 match win over Hamilton.
On the week Wolf averaged 7.20 digs per set.
The sophomore is a graduate of Liverpool High and is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Julie and Tom Wolf of Liverpool.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.