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Volleyball Treks to Stony Brook To Kick off Six-Game Road Trip

UAlbany Sports Information   10-04-2018

Oct. 5 at Stony Brook

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Oct. 7 at Hartford

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Records:

UAlbany (8-7, 2-0 AE) | Stony Brook (9-8, 3-0 AE) | Hartford (8-7, 1-2 AE)

Albany, N.Y. —The UAlbany women’s volleyball team kicks off its six-game road trip this Friday, Oct. 5 when it visits Stony Brook for a 7 p.m. tilt before stopping at Hartford for a Sunday matinee (4 p.m.).

Last Time Out

The Great Danes are coming off a pair of America East victories following opening weekend. UAlbany extended its win streak to four games after defeating Binghamton and UMBC, 3-1.

Chloe Evering and Andersen Vaughan were tabbed the America East Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for their performances over the weekend.

Quick Hits

  • The Great Danes own a four-game win streak.
  • UAlbany owns a 1-3 clip on the road.
  • Stony Brook enters the weekend on a five-game win streak and is posting a 2-2 mark at home.
  • Despite sweeping the series against the Seawolves in the regular season last year, the Great Danes fell to Stony Brook in the America East Semifinals.
  • Half of Hartford’s win this season, four, have come in friendly confines.
  • UAlbany is 14-0 against the Hawks under Head Coach MJ Engstrom.

Digging Her Way to the Top

Nicole Otero earned her 1500th career dig on Sept. 7 against Western Illinois, becoming just the fourth Great Dane to reach the milestone. Her 1,648 career digs rank third all time at UAlbany.

Ranking in the Conference

All-Tournament Teams

  • Akuabata Okenwa was named the FGCU Invitational’s Most Valuable Player, earning all-tournament honors. She was joined on the FGCU All-Tournament Team by Nicole Otero and Kelly Cameron.
  • Akuabata Okenwa earned Black Knight Invitational All-Tournament Honors on Sept. 1, after racking up 35 kills and seven blocks over the weekend.
  • Senior Nicole Otero was named to the Sports Import Classic All-Tournament Team on August 25 following a tournament-high 46 digs.

AE Weekly Honors

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