November 3, 2008

Baumert Named NEC Player of the Week For Career Day

Jamie Baumert was name Northeast Conference Player of the Week for her outstanding play this week against Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. The junior recorded a career high of 13 blocks against the Pioneers on Thursday. She followed her career day with a 17 kill outing on Saturday to defeat the Knights.

To go along with her 13 blocks, Baumert also tallied four kills and a dig against Sacred Heart. In the victory over Fairleigh Dickinson the Elkhorn, NE native recorded a match best .378 hitting on her 17 kills and added four blocks and three digs. The junior currently leads the Blue Devils and the Northeast Conference with 86 total blocks. Baumert also ranks eighth in the NEC with a hitting percentage of .253 as she has led CCSU to a 3-2 conference record.

Baumert became the second CCSU volleyball player to receive NEC honors this season. Sophomore Lauren Snyder earned the accolades after the first week of the season. It was the first Player of the Week honor of Baumert's three year career. The middle blocker was named the NEC Rookie of the Week four times on her way to receiving Rookie of the Year honors for the 2006 season.

The Blue Devils will host non-conference opponent, Bryant, on Wednesday before a Saturday match against St. Francis (NY). The St. Francis match will be the final home competition for CCSU this season and seniors Amanda Olmstead, Jenna Quadrozzi and Laura Baker will be honored beforehand.