Oct. 4, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Junior outside hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) has been named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, following her standout performances, while helped the Beacons to a 5-0 record last week.
Thompson, who is currently ranked fifth in the nation in kills per set (4.48 kps), had a strong week for UMass as they defeated Tufts University and top-20 opponent SUNY Cortland. Averaging 3.72 kills per set, Thompson recorded a .273 attack percentage and recorded 10 or more kills in four of the five matches played.
The Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks Invitational Tournament MVP, Thompson recorded 67 kills, five aces, 48 digs, and 19 blocks respectively.