Catelyn Samoranski - Russell Sage

11/5/2007

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November 5, 2007

Catelyn Samoranski - Russell Sage
Senior, Outside Hitter, 5-6 (Ballston Spa, N.Y. - Ballston Spa High School)

Photo courtesy Russell Sage athletics.

Catelyn Samoranski, a senior outside hitter for Russell Sage College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week after leading her team to their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship, and first-ever bid to the NCAA tournament. Samoranski began the day with a 13-kill, eight-dig, two-ace performance in helping the Gators to a sweep of Mount St. Mary's. She followed that up by hitting .529 while scoring a double-double with 18 kills, 12 digs and four aces in Russell Sages' second sweep in a row, this one against Farmingdale. For the week, Samoranski hit at a .388 clip and averaged 5.16 kills, 3.33 digs and 6.16 points per game. Samoranski also earned one other "first" for her school this week - she is the first women's volleyball player from Russell Sage to be named Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. The Gators are coached by Lisa Gallagher.

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