Sept. 27, 1997

Volleyball News

Jones Named Big East Player of the Week
Providence College junior outside hitter Sherryl Jones (Mississauga, Ont/Erindale School) ) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week as she helped the Friars to a 4-0 week. Providence won the Dartmouth Invitational by defeating Northeastern, Siena, Central Connecticut and host Dartmouth. The co-captain tallied 51 kills and only nine errors in the four games. Against Dartmouth, Jones recorded a game high 24 kills with only 6 errors while also contributing with 28 digs. Against Northeastern, Jones recorded 3 kills, 17 digs and 3 blocks. Versus Siena, Jones recorded a game high 18 kills on 34 attempts with only one error. Against Central Connecticut, Jones made no errors at the net and recorded six kills on 16 attempts. A two-sport standout at Providence, Jones also excells on the ice hockey squad. Providence improves to 13-6 overall and begin BIG EAST action this weekend.

Loftus Dominating In Her Last Season
Academic All-America Candidate Becky Loftus (Glens Falls, NY/Hudson Falls) has been a dominant fixture on the Providence College volleyball squad. Now a senior, Loftus has been named captain for the second consecutive season. Loftus currently leads the squad in kills (101), attempts (240), hitting percentage (.258) and blocks (48). She was named MVP of the Univ. of New Hampshire Invitational on September 8 as she led the Lady Friars to the Championship. The senior tallied 39 kills and 25 digs in the three games including a 15 kill performance against Holy Cross. A GTE Academic All-District perfomer last season, Loftus will again vye for All-America honors with her 3.5 average in Biology. Providence is 5-6 overall and will head into BIG EAST action next week.

Freshman Colleen Lee Starting
Freshman outside hitter Colleen Lee (Tonawanda, NY/Sweet Home) is starting for the Providence College volleyball team. A setter at Sweet Home, Lee has excelled on the court in all capacities and has earned the starting role as outside hitter. At the Univ. of New Hampshire Invitational, Lee was sensational as she earned All-Tournament honors. She recorded 12 kills, 6 service aces and 8 digs against Marist while also contributing with 9 kills, 5 service aces and 4 digs against Holy Cross. At the St. Mary's (CA) Invitational last week, Lee was again consistent as she tallied 11 kills against San Jose State and Nevada. Lee is second on the team in kills (76) and leads the squad with 15 service aces. Lee has started every game for the 5-6 Lady Friars. Providence begins BIG EAST action next week.

Kristen Kam Selected To Two All-Tournament Teams
Providence College junior Kristen Kam (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) has been selected to two All-Tournament teams this season for the Lady Friar Volleyball squad. A starter in all 11 matches, Kam is in her second season as the starting setter for the Lady Friars. At the UNH Invitational, Kam averaged 29 assists per match as she led her team to the Championship. At the St. Mary's (CA) Invitational last week, the junior averaged 32.5 assists including 42 against Nevada. She was named to both All-Tournament teams. Earlier in the season, Kam tallied a season high of 52 assists against Tulane. She also contributed with five kills, nine digs and a block. Kam leads the squad with 342 assists and also has 58 digs and nine service aces. Providence is 5-6 overall and will begin BIG EAST action next week.

Rachel Doxtater Starting For Lady Friar Volleyball Squad
Freshman outside hitter Rachel Doxtater (Tucson, AZ/University High) has earned a starting role for the Providence College volleyball squad. A starter in all 11 matches thus far, the freshman has tallied 51 kills, 58 digs and 15 blocks. She is one of two freshmen starting for PC. In her first collegiate game, Doxtater tallied a season best of 12 kills against Middle Tennessee State. She also chalked up nine kills against Tulane and eight against the University of Massachusetts. Providence is currently 5-6 overall and begin BIG EAST action next week.

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