Mason Named NEWMAC Player of the Week

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(9/5/11)--Coast Guard junior outside hitter Keriann Mason has been named the first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Volleyball Player of the Week for the 2011 season.

Mason led the Bears to a 4-1 week, including a 3-2 win over #4 Christopher Newport at the Haverford Tournament. Mason had 64 kills, 48 digs and five blocks in the week.

Christopher Newport has reached the NCAA tournament Elite 8 in each of the last two seasons and last season they finished 38-3 overall ranked fifth in the nation. Christopher Newport beat #8 California Lutheran 3-0 earlier in the tournament and has not dropped set to anyone but Coast Guard so far this season.

Coast Guard was 30-6 last season as they won the NEWMAC tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.