Player of the Week
Bryn Lipton (So., OH), Endicott College
Sophomore Bryn Lipton guided Endicott to a 1-2 week, which included a key win over conference foe Elms, and losses against the reigning NCAA Division III Champion, No. 1 Springfield, and Cal Lutheran. In 11 sets played on the week, Lipton compiled 41 kills (3.73 k/s), a .258 hitting percentage, three service aces, a .976 serve-receive percentage (84-for-86), 31 digs (2.82 d/s), and six blocks (two solo). Lipton also had a double-double against Elms on 19 kills and 12 digs, and notched 14 kills versus No. 1 Springfield.
Rookie of the Week
Diondre Gomes (Fr., OH), Dean College
Freshman Diondre Gomes (Fairhaven, Mass.) averaged 5.33 kills per set on .328 hitting in a 2-0 week for the Bulldogs. In a 3-0 win over Newbury, Gomes racked up 18 kills, four digs, two service aces and two blocks. Then in another 3-0 win over Southern Vermont, Gomes totaled 14 kills and 12 digs to go along with four service aces.