Rademacher, Lommori Take Weekly Honors
Central Connecticut volleyball senior Jamie Rademacher and freshman Makenna Lommori received weekly awards from the Northeast Conference on Monday. Rademacher picked up her third Molten/NEC Player of the Week and Lommori was named Molten/NEC Rookie of the Week for the sixth time and Molten/NEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time.
The Blue Devils posted a 3-0 record last week and won each match in three sets. The team has swept its last four home matches and has a 13-set winning streak at home.
Rademacher contributed 30 kills over the three victories and with just four errors she produced an impressive .531 hitting percentage, which raised her season mark to .377. Rademacher also contributed to the net defense with 14 blocks. She averaged 3.33 kills and 1.56 blocks per set for the week.
Rademacher had eight kills and seven blocks against Sacred Heart, but her most complete performance came on Sunday when she had 13 kills on 18 attacks (.611 hitting percentage) and five blocks.
Lommori continues to excel on offense and defense during her first season with the Blue Devils. She posted impressive totals of 87 assists, 16.0 blocks, 12 kills, nine digs, five aces and a .522 hitting percentage. She finished the week with per set averages of 9.67 assists, 1.78 blocks, 1.33 kills, 1.00 digs and .56 aces.
On Thursday, in the three set victory over Sacred Heart, Lommori had 14 assists, four kills, an ace and she assisted on seven blocks. In Saturday's sweep of St. Francis (NY), Lommori recorded 36 assists, four kills, three aces, seven digs and four total blocks, including a solo block. She wrapped the week in Sunday's three set victory over Fairleigh Dickinson with 37 assists, four kills, two digs, an ace and five total blocks. Over the three matches, Lommori had 23 total attacks and did not commit and attack error.
Rademacher shared the player of the week award with Annika Foit of LIU Brooklyn.
With three straight victories, the Blue Devils are 14-10 on the season and 9-2 in NEC play. CCSU is currently in second place in the conference standings and just two games behind first place LIU Brooklyn.
This weekend, the Blue Devils travel to Pennsylvania for key matches with fourth place Saint Francis (PA) and third place Robert Morris.