Foster, R.I. native averaged 12.00 assists and 1.75 digs/set in two matches last week
EASTON, Mass. (October 5, 2015) – Stonehill College junior setter Taylor Stevens (Foster, Rhode Island/Ponaganset) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Setter of the Week for the second time in her career, the league office announced today.
In two matches last week, Stevens averaged 12.00 assists, 1.75 digs, 0.50 blocks, and 0.50 assists per set while also adding seven kills with a .333 hitting percentage as Stonehill went 1-1.
Stevens opened the week with 44 assists, seven digs, four kills and two service aces in a 3-2 setback at Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday night. It marked the junior's second consecutive 40+ assist performance and fourth in her last five matches.
On Saturday, Stevens played a key role in Stonehill's finest offensive performance of the season, as the Skyhawks snapped their four-match losing streak with a hard fought, 3-0 victory at Saint Michael's College. Stonehill posted a season-best .338 hitting percentage against the Purple Knights, recording 60 kills over the course of the match with just 12 errors in 142 total attempts.
Individually, Stevens dished out a career-high 52 assists, the second 50+ assist effort of her career and first since 2013. She also added seven digs and three block assists as the Skyhawks won all three sets by two points.
Stevens earns her second career NE-10 Setter of the Week award, as she collected both Setter and Rookie of the Week accolades following her first week of collegiate action on September 10th, 2013. Stevens set her previous career high of 51 assists in her second career match, a 3-1 win against Wilmington University at the Charger Invitational in West Haven, Connecticut.
Through 14 matches this season, Stevens is averaging 8.25 assists, 2.23 digs and 0.50 service aces/set while also adding 19 kills (0.37/set) and 18 block assists (0.35/set). In 73 career matches and 257 sets, her averages include 3.84 assists, 2.08 digs and 0.37 service aces/set. Academically, Stevens has been named to one NE-10 Honor Roll and one Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
A 2013 graduate of Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, Stevens was named Rhode Island Division I Player of the Year, Cox Player of the Year, and Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.
Stonehill (7-7, 2-2 NE-10) will be back in action tomorrow night, when the Skyhawks host Bentley University in their 2015 Purple & White match at Merkert Gym at 7 p.m.