Senior captain Emily Iverson was named the NE-10 Setter of the Week for the seventh time in her career after averaging 10.46 assists per set during Stonehill's 3-1 opening weekend.
Iverson selected as Setter of the Week
Manuszak named Rookie of the Week
EASTON, Mass. (September 9, 2014) – Stonehill College senior setter Emily Iverson (Elmhurst, Illinois/York) and freshman libero Claire Manuszak (Indianapolis, Indiana/Bishop Chatard) have both earned weekly volleyball honors from the Northeast-10 Conference for their efforts last week.
Iverson was named NE-10 Setter of the Week for the seventh time in her career after averaging 10.46 assists and 1.15 digs per set to go with seven kills, six service aces, and three blocks over four matches last week. Stonehill opened its season over the weekend with a 3-1 record at the Millersville Marauder Clash in Millersville, Pennsylvania, including wins over Chestnut Hill College, Holy Family University, and Goldey-Beacom College.
Iverson led the Skyhawks to a four-set victory over Chestnut Hill in their first match of the season, as the senior captain racked up 45 assists and five digs. She followed that effort up with 32 assists and four aces in Stonehill's 3-0 sweep of Holy Family. After recording 26 assists in a 3-0 loss to Shippensburg University on Saturday afternoon, Iverson helped Stonehill end its opening weekend on a positive note, as she totaled 33 assists, six digs, three kills, and two aces in a 3-0 win against Goldey-Beacom.
Iverson earns Setter of the Week honors from the NE-10 for the seventh time in her career, after doing so four times as a freshman and once in each of the past two seasons. She has been recognized by the NE-10 with All-Conference accolades in each of her three seasons as a Skyhawk, including first team as a freshman, second team as a sophomore, and third team as a junior last season.
As a freshman in 2011, Iverson and teammate Sydney Maxey became the first two student-athletes in the history of the Stonehill volleyball program to be selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-East Region team. Iverson is also the only setter in Stonehill volleyball history to eclipse 1000-assists in a single season, a feat she accomplished as both a freshman and sophomore.
Academically, Iverson has been named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll on five occasions and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll four times, in addition to earning a Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award in 2012.
Manuszak, a freshman libero from Indianapolis, Indiana, earns Rookie of the Week honors from the NE-10 for the first time in her career following an opening weekend in which she averaged a team-best 4.31 digs per set to go with four assists and two aces.
Manuszak opened her collegiate career on Friday night with a match-high 24 digs in Stonehill's 3-1 win against Chestnut Hill, before adding 14 more in a win over Holy Family. The freshman wrapped up her impressive opening weekend with a combined 18 digs as Stonehill split matches with Shippensburg and Goldey-Beacom.
A 2014 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Manuszak was a member of Trojans teams that won the state volleyball championship in 2012 and posted a runner-up finish in 2011. Manuszak also earned Academic All-State honors as a senior at Bishop Chatard.
Stonehill (3-1, 0-0 NE-10) will be back on the road this weekend at the Wildcat Regional Invitational, hosted by Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware. The Skyhawks will take on Holy Family for the second time this season on Friday night, before facing Dowling College and host Wilmington on Saturday afternoon.