Sophomore Martina Kneifel has earned the Lyon of the Week Award for the week of September 12-18 after leading the volleyball team to wins over the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Wheaton College.
Kneifel racked up 3.80 kills and 3.90 digs per set while also chipping in with seven service aces in Mount Holyoke's three matches.
The outside hitter was at her best on Saturday, when she exploded for 17 kills, 22 digs and four aces in a 3-1 triumph over NEWMAC foe Wheaton. It was her second double-double of the year and eighth of her career. Two days earlier, Kneifel delivered 13 kills in a 3-1 win over MCLA. She also posted eight kills and 12 digs against MIT on Tuesday.
Kneifel has been in impact player for the Lyons since she set foot on campus last summer. In 29 career matches, she has delivered 277 kills, 301 digs and 24 blocks.
Mount Holyoke (3-2, 1-1 NEWMAC) is slated to host the Coast Guard Academy tonight at 7:00 p.m.