By Eric Balmer
Awards and recognitions are being given to Georgetown athletes as much as water these days. The latest GC player to receive an award is volleyball player Caraline Maher. Her incredible play earned her the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors for volleyball. This marks the third time she’s received the award, and the first this season.
This past week, Maher recorded 3.5 kills per set, had a hitting percentage of .637 and only had five errors in 91 attempts. After the Rumpke Invitational Tournament she was named MVP. Last week the Lady Tigers went 6-0, not dropping a single set. Obviously the outrageously good play of Maher was a contributing factor.
The week started out against Pikeville, where Maher recorded 16 kills. By the end of the week she was still going strong and had 14 kills against Xavier University of Louisiana. During the last game of the week she had a ridiculous hitting percentage of over .800. Other impressive stats included her 14 digs and 17 blocks for the week.
Georgetown coach Nick Griffin was glad that Maher was able to come back from a rough start in the opening games. “Caraline had an unreal week,” the coach said. “It was really good to see after she had a rough start our opening weekend. This past week is more of what we are used to seeing out of her. She is a dynamic player and a great middle hitter in our system (georgetowncollegathletics.com.)
Maher currently is third in MSC in kills with 92, and sixth in blocks with 28. Two Georgetown volleyball players have been awarded the Player of the Week; even though there have only been two weeks of the season. Junior Allyson Wilbourn, Maher’s teammate, was the first player awarded the honors.
Georgetown will search for its next win as Campbellsville University visits the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The match is on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., and is the first of two home games.