Earns Award For The First Time
LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for volleyball for the week of September 1-7 by the conference office. This is the first time the middle hitter has won the conference's weekly award.
Daunoras averaged 2.73 kills per set, 1.33 blocks per set and 1.07 digs per set, while hitting .466 in a 5-0 week for the Shorewomen. Daunoras, who was named the MVP of the DeSales Invitational, had a career-best seven assisted blocks and tied her career-high with seven blocks and added seven kills in a three-set win over Rutgers-Camden in the final match of the invitational on Saturday. Earlier in the day against host DeSales, she had 11 kills, seven digs and four blocks, while hitting .529. On Friday in a 3-0 win over Gwynedd Mercy, she hit .500 with nine kills and four total blocks, two solo and two assisted, while notching five digs. In a three-set win over Baruch later on Friday, she had seven kills and three blocks. On September 1 in a three-set triumph at Salisbury, the team's first in 21 years, she had seven kills as she hit .500 and had two blocks in the victory. Daunoras had 41 kills and just seven errors en route to her .466 hitting percentage.