CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior setter Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) and sophomore outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team have been bestowed America East Setter of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
Dunklau orchestrated the offense to a .268 hitting percentage and averaged 11.5 aps in a pair of three set victories. Against Providence, Dunklau dished out 34 assists and chipped in eight digs. In the match against the Hawks, the junior registered 35 assists and seven digs. The setter paces the 'Cats in passing and is fourth in America East averaging 9.23 aps.
Forrest averaged 4.67 kps and 2.67 dps, powering the UNH offense to its third straight win. Against Providence, Forrest tallied 10 kills and seven digs. In the match against the Hawks, the sophomore matched her career-high of 18 kills and chipped in nine digs en route to a three-set sweep. Forrest paces the Wildcats in kills this season, accumulating 208 thus far. Additionally, Forrest ranks fourth among all America East players, compiling 2.70 kps.
This marks the second time Forrest has been named America East Player of the Week this season. Dunklau earns her second conference Setter of the Week honor this season and fifth in her career.
The first place 'Cats trek to New York to take on the defending America East tournament champion Bearcats and Great Danes. UNH and Binghamton battle on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. while Albany hosts New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m.