By Eric Balmer
Caraline Maher has been racking up the awards during her college career. This past week Maher has been awarded the NAIA Volleyball Player of the Week. A Georgetown College player has not been awarded such an award since 2009. The last GC player awarded this award was Erica Janszen.
Last weekend, Georgetown College played in the Boneyard Brawl, where Maher had several impressive feats. She was awarded two player of the week awards (one Mid—South Conference and the other NAIA). Maher was also able to record her 1,000th kill of her Georgetown volleyball career.
Caraline Maher played incredibly in Georgetown’s four matches. Not only did she achieve an extraordinary milestone (against No. 1 University of Texas Brownsville), but her overall stats were magnificent. She put up double-digit kills in multiple matches. Maher recorded 14 and 16 against Embry-Riddle and Bellevue, respectively.
Her other stats included 63 total kills and a .376 hitting percentage for the weekend, against three very difficult, ranked teams. This helped her earn votes for her third MSC Player of the Week honors, and the even more awesome NAIA weekly honor.
Georgetown volleyball coach Nick Griffin wasn’t at all surprised at the kind of week Maher had. “She had a great week. I feel as though it is my standard line with her, but she is just so explosive. When we get her the ball right, she is hard to stop” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).