PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in her collegiate career senior libero Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.) has been named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office.
With the honor, Chianco becomes the first Beacon to earn a spot on the Little East Conference weekly honor roll. Last week, UMB posted a pair of wins including a 3-1 victory over Rhode Island College in their Little East Conference opener.
Last week, Chianco averaged 5.50 digs per set. Against Brandeis University the Florida native registered 23 digs, while in UMB's LEC opener she tallied 21 put-ups.