Ashley Oscars Tabbed America East Conference Volleyball Rookie Of The Week
Ashley Oscars becomes the second Retriever freshman to earn Rookie of the Week accolades this season.
Boston, Mass. – UMBC freshman Ashley Oscars (Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty) was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending September 10, 2006. The award is the second consecutive for UMBC as fellow freshman Kira Giles (Winnipeg, Canada/Glenlawn) won the honor the first week of the season.
Oscars emerged as an outside hitter last week, averaging 3.73 kpg and 4.10 ppg in five matches last week. Oscars entered in the second game of a three-game match with Delaware, recording seven kills, eight digs and two service aces over the final two sets. Used as a reserve against Washington, Oscars once again recorded seven kills over the final two sets of the match.
Oscars joined the starting line up the final three matches of the week, recording double-digit kills in each match. She began with 15 kills against Gonzaga, recording three errors on 38 attacks for a .316 hitting percentage. She added 14 kills against Portland State and 13 against North Dakota State. Oscars added 1.47 digs per game and 0.33 blocks per game as well on the week.
Hartford's Jennifer Monroy (Rahway, N.J./Union Catholic) was namedAmerica East Player of the Week for volleyball, while Binghamton's Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky./Fern Creek) earned America East Setter of the Week honors. The accolades were announced on Monday (September 11).