Boston, Mass. -- For the second time this season, senior libero Brooke Hayden (Mt.Airy, Md.) has been named America East Defensive Specialist of the Week.
The converted outside hitter has shined as a libero this season and just completed her best week yet, as she recorded 43 digs (4.3 per set) including a career high 28 digs against New Hamsphire on Sunday. The 28 digs were the eigth most in a single match in program history. She also had 11 assists and five aces over the two matches this week. Stony Brook libero Kiani Kerstetter shared the award with Hayden this week.
UMBC hits the road to face Hartford on Friday night followed by a match at two-time defending conference champion Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon.