Thompson Earns Conference Weekly Honors

Sept. 19, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Following the Beacons first conference win of the year on Saturday, junior middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) has been named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office.

The honor is the first of the year for Thompson and fourth of her standout career.  In the only matched played last week, the 19th ranked Beacons defeated Eastern Connecticut State University by the final score of 3-0.

In that match, Thompson drove home a match-high 16 kills on 22 attempts and finished the contest with a .636 hitting percentage.  She also tallied two aces, four digs, and four block assists to help UMass Boston improve to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference. 

Volleyball will make their home debut tomorrow evening when they host Trinity College (CT) at 7 p.m. in the Clark Athletic Center.