Sophomore Martina Kneifel has earned the Lyon of the Week Award for the week of September 26 - October 2 after leading the volleyball team to wins over Mills College and Bay Path College on Saturday. Kneifel amassed 2.80 kills and 2.00 digs per set in Mount Holyoke's three matches. This is the second time this season that she has been honored by the department.
The outside hitter was at her best in the Lyons' 3-1 triumph over Mills. In addition to posting nine kills and eight digs, she also dished out four assists, served up three aces and contributed to a pair of blocks. Later in the day, Kneifel tallied 12 kills, four digs and two aces in her team's 3-0 victory over Bay Path. The sophomore finished with seven kills and eight digs in a 3-0 loss at Wellesley College on Tuesday.
Kneifel has been in impact player for the Lyons since she set foot on campus last summer. In 35 career matches, she has delivered 327 kills, 338 digs and 32 blocks.
Mount Holyoke (7-4, 1-3 NEWMAC) will resume its NEWMAC schedule tonight, when it visits Clark University for a match beginning at 7:00 p.m.