KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2019) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy volleyball seniors Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) were praised by the Skyline Conference for their efforts in the Mariners' three matches last week, the league announced on Monday. Ibinson was named the Skyline Defensive Player of the Week, while Kappas landed on the weekly honor roll.
Ibinson recorded a career-high 24 digs in a three-set victory on Thursday night at Brooklyn College and then added 21 more over five sets on Saturday at a Montclair State tri-match. She finished the week with an average of 5.62 digs in eight sets.
Kappas dished out her 2,000th career assist on Thursday night against the Bulldogs, as she registered a total of 33 helpers on the night. She passed 46 more assists on Saturday over five sets at the Montclair tri, finishing the week with 9.88 assists per set.
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Up next, the Mariners return to Liebertz Gymnasium on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, to host Hunter College in a non-conference match. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. Live links for the match will be available on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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