Former Upland excelling on the East Coast

University of Massachusetts-Boston volleyball standout Megan MacAuley
has been named Little East Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of
the Week for her play during the week of October 20-26.

MacAuley, out of Upland High School, has anchored the defense all
season since making the move from outside hitter the past two seasons
to libero for this year. She averaged 5.40 digs per set in addition
to getting up for a block solo in 10 sets over three matches on the
week.

The junior had at least 10 digs in all three matches and scooped up
25 in a four-set victory at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on
Saturday and added 19 more digs in a three-set win over Plymouth
State University later on that day. The libero began the week with
10 digs in a 3-0 victory over Pine Manor College.

MacAuley became the Beacons’ career leader in digs on Oct. 7 at
Lesley University and now has 993 as she closes in on becoming the
only player in school history with 1,000 or more. She leads the team
with 4.37 digs per set, which ranks her seventh among LEC leaders.
MacAuley has registered 10 or more digs on 20 occasions with a
career-high of 29 vs. Smith College on Sept. 20.