COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 14, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball student-athletes Caitlin Broadwell and Megan Schultz earned Player of the Week honors from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Monday. Schultz took home the Defensive Player of the Week Award, while Broadwell claimed Offensive Player of the Week.
Schultz (Sr., Colorado Springs) put forth an incredible defensive effort that extended her college career as she led the Pack to its 3rd consecutive RMAC Tournament appearance. The senior finished the week with 14 blocks and 12 digs. Schultz also delivered 16 kills and five service aces. She hit .283 for the week.
In a five-set battle with Adams, Schultz swatted down seven blocks including three solo blocks. Schultz had another seven blocks against Westminster with one solo rejection. She also had 11 kills and three aces, while hitting .379 to lead the Pack to the win. She averaged 1.4 blocks per set this weekend.
Broadwell (Jr., Lawrence, Kan.) knocked down 45 kills and came up with 40 digs in two matches last week. She hit .271 for the week with two service aces and five blocks.
The junior collected a career-best 25 kills and 17 digs in the Pack's five-set war with Adams State. Her 25 kills was third highest total in the RMAC this season. She returned later in the week with 20 kills and 23 digs in the Pack's victory over Westminster. The 23 digs marked the second time during the week that Broadwell had set a new career-high in digs. Broadwell averaged 4.5 kill/set and 4.0 digs/set inher two matches last week.
For both student-athletes, this was their first RMAC Player of the Week Award. CSU-Pueblo Volleyball has received three RMAC Player of the Week Awards in the last two weeks. Senior Katie Burnett (Austin, Texas) claimed Defensive Player of the Week honors Nov. 7.
Thanks to the efforts of both Broadwell and Schultz the Pack defeated the Griffins in five sets to advance to their third consecutive RMAC Tournament. It will be the first time CSU-Pueblo Volleyball has competed in the postseason in three straight seasons.
Broadwell, Schultz and the rest of the Pack will compete in the First Round of the RMAC Tournament Tuesday when they face No.1 seeded Metro State University Denver. First serve between the Pack and Roadrunners is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics