Sheerin, Griffin Earn MAAC Honors

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Release: September 09, 2013
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Sheerin/Griffin lead Rider to 6-1 start
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College Volleyball
Sheerin, Griffin Honored by the MAAC

EDISON—Senior Bridget Sheerin (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist) and freshman Kaitlyn Griffin (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) of the Rider University volleyball team were recognized as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player and Rookie of the Week respectively for all matches played September 2-8, it was announced Monday afternoon.

A 6-0 right side setter, Sheerin led Rider to a 4-0 record this past week and Rider (6-1) is off to its best start since opening the 1984 season 7-1.

“Bridget’s play last week was outstanding,” said third-year head coach Christopher Feliciano.  “She is truly one of the smartest players I’ve had the privilege to work with.”

This past weekend, as Rider won the Terrier Invitational hosted by Saint Francis Brooklyn, Sheerin put up Most Valuable Player type numbers (no all-tourney team was named), averaging 3.20 kills per set, attacked over .400 and compiled 34 points as Rider won nine of 10 sets.

Sheerin had 15 kills and two blocks against Howard in a four-set win on September 6.

For the week, Sheerin averaged 3.15 kills per set and had an attack percentage of .474.

Sheerin started all 13 sets, compiling four blocks for the week with Rider winning 12 of 13 sets overall.

“Bridget worked tremendously hard this past off season and came into the season in great condition,” Feliciano added.  “You are seeing the results of someone who worked hard during the off season so that she was prepared for a strong senior campaign.”

Griffin, a 6-1 middle hitter, was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row, also helping the Broncs get off to a torrid start to the season.

“Kaitlyn is proving herself at the collegiate level,” Feliciano said.  “Both offensively and defensively, she has played with consistency at the M1 position, something that we have looked to improve upon since my arrival at Rider.”

Griffin appeared in 11 of 13 sets, and hit .319 for the week, averaging 2.91 kills per set to go along with 44 points, 13 blocks (1.18 blocks per set) and five service aces.

Griffin had 11 kills and four blocks in a road win at Fairleigh Dickinson on September 4 (attacking .381) and followed that performance with 10 kills, four blocks, two digs and two service aces in a four-set win over Howard on September 6.

Griffin had nine kills while attacking at a .471 clip with three blocks and 12.5 points helping Rider clinch the tournament championship over Saint Francis Brooklyn on September 7.

Rider’s best start to a season was in 1983 when the Broncs opened 8-0, enroute to a 25-12 campaign and third place in the East Coast Conference.

The 2013 home opener is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gymnasium against La Salle.

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