WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s junior outside hitter, Amari King (Lawrence, Mass.) has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) women’s volleyball player of the week for the week of Sep. 25-Oct. 1.
This past week, King averaged 15.67 kills, eight digs, two service aces and 1.33 blocks. She finished with a team-high 16 kills, nine digs and three blocks in the 3-0 league win over MCLA.
She then registered a double-double of 17 kills (career-high) and 12 digs with four service aces in the 3-1 win over Salve Regina University and tallied 14 kills, three digs, two service aces and one block in the 3-0 victory over Bay Path University at the Fall Festival Tournament.
“Amari's offense and defense help lead the volleyball team to a MASCAC win this week and a 3-0 week overall,” said head coach Bernie Chase. “She has been consistent offensive leader the entire season.”
She leads not only her team, but the conference in kills (192), kills per set (3.15), total attacks (582), points (226.5), and points per set (3.7). She is ranked third in the conference in hitting percentage (.222).
This week, the women’s volleyball team hosts Becker College in a 7 p.m. game on Thursday, and then travels to New London, N.H. to take on Colby-Sawyer and Eastern Nazarene in a tri-match.