Junior outside hitter Allie Frappier from Atherton was named the Division III National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday.
Pomona-Pitzer junior outside hitter Allie Frappier from Atherton was named the Division III National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Photo courtesy Pomona-Pitzer Athletics.
In addition, the 40 kills tied for the sixth-highest total in NCAA Division III history for a four-set match, as well as tying the record during the 25-point era (set length was dropped from 30 to 25 in 2008). She also pushed her average this season to 6.19 kills per set, leading all of college volleyball (all divisions) and leads Division III by a huge margin (nobody else averages 5.0 or more).
Her performance this week also included plenty of clutch kills. With the match at Occidental tied 1-1 and tied 25-25 in the third game, Frappier had back-to-back kills to give the Sagehens a 2-1 lead and momentum in the match. In Saturday's win over CMS, she had 14 kills in the fourth game alone, which went to 35-33 before the Sagehens won it. Two of her kills wiped out set points for the Athenas, and her 40th kill won the match 35-33.
Frappier is in her first season with the Sagehens after transferring from Yale, where she was an All-Ivy League selection as a freshman in 2011 before missing last season with an injury. She has 427 kills this season, which already ranks as the second-highest single-season total in Pomona-Pitzer history, as well.
The RYSC Elite, a U-18 Boys team, took first place in its division at the District 2 Cup tournament in Morgan Hill recently.
RYSC Elite opened with a 2-1 win over Peninsula Warriors 95B; then edged Sunnyvale Alliance Phoenix 95B, 1-0. On Day 2, RYSC Elite posted a 3-0 win over MYSL FC Milpitas Elite 96 and then registered a 2-1 victory in the title match over MYSL FC Milpitas Elite 96.
RYSC Elite team members included: Cristian Farias,
Cristian Garcia-Pineda, Dana Hense, Danny Dominguez, Edward Perez, Erick Nunez, Fernando Barragan, Gio Cuevas, Gio Montes, James Colin, Jason Garcia, Jorge Ramirez, Paco Barajas, Paul Bothun, Salvador Godinez, Santos Valle, Tony Maharaj, Tony Sanchez, Trino Perez, Victor Soloranzo, Yitzhak Olvera and Zeke Reyes.
RYSC Elite is coached by Tony Martinez and Dana Hense.