Watson Named America East Defensive Specialist of the Week

Watson Named America East Defensive Specialist of the Week

Boston, Mass.-- For the eighth time in her career, Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md.) has been named America East Defensive Specialist of the Week the conference announced Tuesday morning. UMBC's all-time modern era digs leader averaged 5.62 digs per set as the Retrievers split two matches in the final weekend of the season. Her 32 digs on Friday helped UMBC push undefeated regular season champion Stony Brook to five sets, the Seawolves entered Friday having lost only three sets combined in their first ten conference matches. The senior libero also added 13 digs in Sunday's sweep of Hartford. Watson finishes her illustrious career with numerous program defensive records, including most 30-dig performances, and owning eight of the top ten single match dig performances (13 performances on the list). She also is the only player in program history with three 400-plus dig seasons.