BOSTON, Mass. - Jillian Ross (Naperville, Ill.), a senior outside hitter on the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, was named Player of the Week by the America East Conference on Monday afternoon. Ross earned Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row.
This past weekend, she tallied a career-high 29 kills in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Hofstra. Ross' 29 kills were one shy of a school record, the current mark is held by former Wildcat Beth Cole who had 30 kills in a match vs. Drexel two seasons ago. In the Sunday match vs. Hartford, Ross recorded 18 kills and 13 digs.
Ross leads UNH in kills with 384 and digs with 255. Ross will leave UNH ranked first in four major all-time statistical categories, to date Ross has amassed 1,347 kills, 188 service aces, 1,188 digs and 3,650 total attempts in her Wildcat career. Ross is the only player in UNH history to hold more than one career all-time record and is the only member of the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig club.
The Wildcats travel to Hofstra this weekend for the America East Tournament. On Saturday Nov. 18, the 'Cats face Northeastern University at 2 p.m. and the winner of the match will face the winner of the Hofstra/Towson match for the America East title on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. UNH owns a 1-1 record vs. Northeastern this season and defeated Northeastern in the America East semi-final last year (3-1) at Lundholm Gymnasium.