FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 28, 2015

 

JILLIAN WARD NAMED LITTLE EAST
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Freshman outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week for her performance in a 3-0 week for the Anchorwomen.

 

Ward played in 11 sets and registered a .344 (27-5-64) hitting percentage with 27 kills, eight service aces and nine digs. She posted eight kills and two aces in a 3-0 win over Eastern Nazarene on Sept. 21.

 

 

 

Ward registered nine kills, four service aces and four digs as RIC came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Plymouth State, 3-2, on Sept. 26. She recorded 10 kills, two aces and a pair of digs in a 3-0 sweep of Husson on Sept. 26.

 

For the season, she has played in 35 sets in 12 matches. Ward is hitting .104 (72-45-259) with 72 kills, 16 service aces, 53 digs and five blocks.

 

Head Coach Leo Bush’s team is currently 7-5 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Johnson & Wales Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.

 

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