Oct. 14, 2002
CLEVELAND-Leading Miami University's volleyball team to its first pair of Mid-American Conference wins of the season and snapping a six-match losing skid, senior middle hitter Jennifer Eaton (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) was named the MAC East Division Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Eaton paced the RedHawks with a .529 hitting percentage for the weekend as Miami upped its record to 7-11 and 2-4 in MAC action with a three-game win over Buffalo (30-24, 30-18, 30-18) and a four-game win over Kent State (30-25, 29-31, 30-28, 30-20). In Miami's win over Buffalo, Eaton averaged 3.00 kills per game and notched a .692 hitting percentage. She made no hitting errors and connected on nine of 13 attempts. Against Kent State, Eaton collected her second double-double of the season, notching 11 kills and 13 digs. She also added a team-best seven blocks to her performance to average 1.75 blocks per game against the Golden Flashes and also posted a .429 hitting percentage and launched two service aces. She made only two attack errors all weekend. Over the weekend matches, Eaton averaged 1.29 blocks, 2.86 kills, and 2.71 digs per game in addition to her stellar .529 hitting percentage.
This is the second career conference player of the week honor for Eaton. Following back-to-back triple-doubles last season, Eaton garnered her first player of the week accolade.