Nov. 9, 2010
Krabacher is averaging 2.71 kills per set this season.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –
Dayton volleyball sophomore outside hitter Rachel Krabacher
became the third different Flyer in three weeks to be named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, sharing the award with Xavier’s Michelle Matia.
In two sweeps of La Salle and Charlotte, Krabacher recorded a .486 hitting percentage with 20 kills to help 17th-ranked Dayton clinch the 2010 Atlantic 10 regular season title – its eighth in program history – and remain undefeated in league play.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native had one of the most accurate weekends of her career, starting off with eight kills on 11 attempts without an attacking error for a .727 hitting percentage against La Salle on Friday, Nov. 5. She followed that stellar performance with 12 kills on a .385 hitting percentage against Charlotte, adding two blocks and nine digs to lead the team with 15.0 points. Krabacher was also consistent from the service line with a weekend total of three aces and no service errors.
It is the first Atlantic 10 weekly award for Krabacher since earning Rookie of the Week three times last season.
Matia recorded a .595 hitting percentage and averaged 3.43 kills per set in Xavier’s two road wins over the weekend. Joining Krabacher and Matia on the weekly honor roll are Defensive Players of the Week Ashley Gaillot and Rookie of the Week Hannah Kvitle of Saint Louis.
For three consecutive weeks Dayton volleyball has had three different student-athletes named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week. Before Krabacher’s honor on Tuesday, senior setter Jessica Yanz earned the award on Oct. 26 and senior middle blocker Lindsay Fletemier was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 2.
No. 17 Dayton (22-3, 13-0 A-10) concludes the conference regular season schedule this weekend with Fordham on the road and Saint Louis at home. This Friday UD travels to the Bronx to face the Rams at 5 p.m. ET, and on Sunday Dayton volleyball will honor six seniors in the last home match of the regular season at the Frericks Center beginning at 2 p.m. ET against the Billikens.
Before the match on Sunday Head Coach Kelly Sheffield will conduct the last ‘Chalk Talk’ of the season in the adjacent Frericks Center PAC Room 201-B.