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Nicole Otero Earns America East Volleyball Defensive Specialist of the Week for Third Time in 2016

UAlbany Sports Information   10-04-2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany libero Nicole Otero has been selected as the America East Volleyball Defensive Specialist of the Week for the third time this season.

UAlbany continues to be the only volleyball program to earn at least one America East weekly honor every week this season.  This is the team’s fourth defensive specialist honor this season, including three for Otero and one for Amanda Dolan.

In total, Otero has nine America East Defensive Specialist of the Week honors in her collegiate career.

The sophomore helped UAlbany cap the weekend with a four-set victory over Hartford, keeping UAlbany perfect in America East play at 3-0.  She finished with 22 digs in the match, averaging 5.5 per game.

Otero and the Great Danes will be hitting the road for their next match, playing UMBC in Baltimore on Friday, October 7th at 5 p.m.

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