COLER AND LUDWIG HONORED BY AMERICA EAST

BOSTON -- Junior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) and junior setter Erin Ludwig (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team were named Player of the Week and Setter of the Week by the America East conference on Monday afternoon.

Coler posted 36 kills, 24 digs and a .230 hitting percentage in two matches this past week, including 20 kills and 22 digs in the 3-1 win over Boston College on Oct. 2. She averaged 5.14 kills per game and 3.43 digs per game on the week and recorded her 1,000th career kill to become the third Wildcat in school history to accomplish that feat on Oct. 2 vs. Boston College.

Coler currently leads the 'Cats with 314 kills and a .244 hitting percentage on the season. Coler has recorded 20 or more kills in six matches this season and has posted double-digit kill totals in 17 of UNH's 19 matches.

In two matches last week, Ludwig notched 93 assists, 25 digs, four service aces and fiveblocks vs. Boston College and UConn. Ludwig averaged 13.29 assists per game on the week, including a season-high 56 assists in the Boston College match.

Ludwig has totaled 586 on the year and has added 58 kills, 118 digs, 40 blocks and a .228 hitting percentage which ranks second on the UNH roster.

The Wildcats open conference play on Tuesday, October 8 at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. The Wildcats next home match is Friday, Oct. 11 vs. the University of Hartford. Match time is 6 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH owns a 10-9 record on the season and are currently in the midst of a season-high five match win streak.

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