Sykora Named As Little East Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

Sykora Named As Little East Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

UMass Dartmouth junior libero Jillian Sykora was named as the Little East Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon for her efforts in a pair of Corsair victories over the weekend.

A native of Waterford, Conn. and a graduate of Waterford High School, Sykora collected 27 digs (4.50 per set) and five service aces (0.83 per set) in a 2-0 week, as she amassed 27 total digs in a sweep of a non-league tri-match from Lesley and Salem State at the Tripp Athletic Center last Saturday afternoon.  Jillian leads Head Coach Samantha Amaral’s squad with 55 digs (4.23 per set) and is tied for second in service aces with nine (0.69 per set) in the early going.

UMass Dartmouth, which is off to its best start (4-0) in six years, returns to action on Thursday, September 13th when the Corsairs entertain Elms in a non-league clash at the Tripp Athletic Center beginning at 6:00 pm EDT.