GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its conference student-athlete of the week awards for Sept. 26 and for the second week in a row Gallaudet University junior Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) was selected as NEAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week.
Thomas' outstanding performance led Gallaudet to a 3-1 weekend at the 10th annual Worthington Classic hosted by the Bison. The outside hitter was named to the all-tournament team after tallying 64 kills, 48 digs and 13 service aces while averaging 4.57 kills and 5.6 points through 14 sets. Thomas recorded three double-doubles and reached double-digit kill totals in all four matches, starting with 18 kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 win over Rutgers-Newark to open play Friday. She followed that up with 12 kills and 10 digs in three sets against in-region power Salisbury University later that night, before just missing another such effort with 11 kills and nine digs in a sweep over Misericordia University on Saturday morning. She closed the tournament later that day with a season-high 23 kills in addition to 13 digs and six aces in a 3-1 triumph over DeSales University, another strong in-region team, giving her at least one ace in all four matches. Thomas now leads the conference in kills (202), kills per set (3.67), points (239.5) and points per set (4.4) for the Bison.
Lancaster Bible College's Myranda Kemrer was named the NEAC Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Chargers to a 4-1 record over the course of the week, racking up 91 digs and averaging 5.35 digs through 17 sets.
This is Gallaudet's second straight NEAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week honor this season.
Gallaudet will hit the road this week and visit Stevenson University (11-7) on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.