Matic Named NEWMAC Player of the Week

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(10/24/11)--Coast Guard Academy junior Karen Matic has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Volleyball Player of the Week.

Matic had an outstanding week as Coast Guard went 4-0 with two wins over regionally ranked teams. The Bears beat #7 Conn. College and #10 Trinity, both by 3-1 scores as well as beating Clark 3-0 and Endicott 3-1. Matic hit a team-high 40.3 percent with 32 kills. She led the team with 99 assists to go with 30 digs and seven blocks. She had a triple-double with 34 assists, a career-high 14 kills and ten digs in win over cross-street rival Conn. College.

Coast Guard has won seven straight and the Bears are now 21-5 overall and 6-1 in a three-way tie for first in the conference with two games left in the regular season.

The Bears, ranked sixth in New England, face off against one of those teams in the three-way tie when Coast Guard travels to Wellesley on Tuesday at 7 p.m.