October 31, 2011

Keding, Falcusan Collect America East Volleyball Weekly Awards

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior outside hitter Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) and junior setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team earned America East's Player and Setter of the Week awards, respectively, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Keding collected two double doubles last week to help the Wildcats earn a split in two matches. The senior averaged 4.00 kills, 4.60 digs and 4.30 points per set and added five blocks. In a five-set thriller against Providence, Keding finished with 20 kills and 23 digs, as well three blocks and an assist. In a non-conference win over Holy Cross earlier in the week, she tallied 16 kills, 19 digs, a solo block and a block assist, to go along with .256 hitting. For the season, Keding now has 3.19 kills and 3.64 points per set, including 3.80 kills and 4.19 points per set in America East matches.

Falcusan was the quarterback behind New Hampshire's 1-1 week with 12.10 assists per game and two double-double performances. The junior also compiled 3.11 digs per set, three blocks and an ace, while helping the Wildcats' to a .232 team hitting percentage. Against Holy Cross, Falcusan orchestrated the offense to a .236 hitting percentage and posted a match-high 46 assists to go along with 16 digs. On Sunday against Providence, she registered a season-high 62 assists and added 12 digs for her fourth double-double in as many matches and eighth of the season. Falcusan's best matches this season have been in conference play, averaging 10.9 assists and 2.49 digs per set against America East opponents.

The Wildcats return to America East action on Friday, Nov. 4 when they visit UMBC at 3 p.m.

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