Westwood, MA --- WPI junior Colleen Mullins (Andover, MA) was selected as the NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon. She is the first WPI honoree since fellow outside hitter Melissa Daigle in October of 2015.
Mullins averaged a double-double as the Engineers won all four matches last week. The junior smashed 12 kills, hit .260, amassed 11 digs and registered a pair of block assists as WPI defeated Coast Guard for just the second time in the last 21 meetings between the two squads. Mullins also recorded a double-double (17 kills, 17 digs) while posting an identical .267 hitting percentage in the Crimson and Gray's thrilling 3-2 win over Brandeis. For the week she totaled 42 kills and 47 digs while serving five aces as the Engineers improved to 16-3 on the season.
MIT senior Carly Silvernale (Bellevue, WA) took home this week's defensive accolades.
Volleyball travels to Plattsburgh, NY for three matches beginning with an 8pm first serve versus Gordon on Friday.