NIETERS EARNS THIRD MAAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
EDISON, NJ - Iona College volleyball senior libero Allison Nieters earned her third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for her performance at vs. Siena and at Manhattan last weekend. The two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2009 Libero of the Year earned the honor for the 15th time in her career.
Nieters posted 51 digs in the two matches including 24 in three sets vs. the Saints on Saturday and 27 vs. the Lady Jaspers on Sunday. She also had just one error in 54 service receptions (98.1%).
With the dig total, Nieters climbed to No. 7 on the NCAA's All-Time Dig list. She is 32 digs shy of the 2,500 mark.
Iona stands in a four-way tie for second place entering this weekend's contests. The Gaels take on Fairfield on Saturday and Marist on Sunday, two of the teams they are tied in the standings.
NCAA Career Digs Leaders No. Player, Team Years Sets Digs 1.) Lara Newberry, Chattanooga 2005-08 483 3,176 2.) Paula Gentil, Minnesota 2002-05 506 2,791 3.) Kim Diehlmann, Hartford 1989-92 545 2,780 4.) Raquel Miotto, UNC Asheville 2006-09 510 2,694 5.) Stephanie Figgers, S.F. Austin 2003-06 472 2,598 6.) Caitlin Strimel, Western Mich 2006-09 511 2,583 7.) Allison Nieters, Iona College 2007-10 416 2,468 8.) Michelle Walroth, Jacksonville 2006-09 444 2,456 9.) Brittany Nobilio, Eastern Ky 2004-07 417 2,454 10.) Jaci Gonzalez, Houston 2002-05 473 2,451
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