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JENNIFER DAVIS EARNS BADEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
UMBC womenís volleyball graduate student Jennifer Davis (Ontario, Canada/Sir Allen MacNab) was named America East Baden Player of the Week for the week ending September 14, 2003. The Retrieversí middle hitter had an outstanding weekend, hitting .378 over the course of three matches en route to earning all-tournament honors and leading the Retrievers to a second place finish in their home invitational.
Davis started off the weekend hitting .400 with 11 kills on 25 attacks against Providence in the first game of the UMBC Retriever Volleyball Invitational. Davis also recorded five block assists and three aces.
In the opening game of second day competition in the tournament the Retrieversí middle hitter racked up five more block assists and recorded 10 kills with no errors on 26 attacks (.335 hitting percentage) against a tough Georgia State team. In the final game of the tournament for the Retrievers, Davis continued her hot hitting streak with 10 kills for a .348 hitting percentage in the win over Rider, 3-0.
On the season, Davis ranks among some of the America Eastís best as she currently sits at third in hitting percentage with a season mark of .335, seventh in blocks at 0.80 bpg and seventh in serving aces with 17 on the year, 0.49 per game. Davisí 17 aces ranks third on the Retrieversí squad that leads the conference with 108 on the year, 3.00 per game.
The Retrieversí return to action this weekend when they head to the Villanova Invitational for three games against fellow tournament participants Manhattan, Penn and host school Villanova. Action begins on September 19 when the Retrievers take on Manhattan at 5 p.m. and concludes on September 20 with matches against Penn at 12 p.m. and Villanova at 3 p.m.