Hamilton earns SCIAC Player of the Week

It was announced earlier today that junior outside hitter Jackie Hamilton (Loma Linda, CA) of the University of Redlands volleyball team was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for October 5-11.
 
Hamilton led the Bulldogs to an exciting 2-0 week with important conference victories over the University of La Verne (25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11) and Cal Lutheran University (25-19, 25-23, 25-23).  In eight sets played, she posted 4.25 kills per set, which was clearly a team-high, with 34 total kills and a hitting percentage of .232. Serving as the team’s go-to hitter, she accumulated 112 attempts, taking an average of 14 swings per set. She also contributed 4.75 digs per set to rank second behind the team’s libero. Hamilton also came up with five block assists and one ace.
 
Friday’s victory over Cal Lutheran was the first for the Bulldogs in 13 meetings, dating back to Oct. 25, 2006.
 
With the wins, Redlands remains atop the SCIAC standings with a 7-1 mark to go along with a solid 13-3 season record.  As of Tuesday’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, the Bulldogs “received votes” but did not break into the top 25.
 
The Bulldogs enjoy a break from SCIAC competition this week and host non-conference foe Chapman University on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Currier Gym.
 
The SCIAC sports information directors nominate and vote on the athletes of the week.  Senior quarterback Scott Saunders from Occidental College received the male award.