Napoleon, Stark Sweep USCAA National Volleyball Awards

Nicolette Napoleon/Sullivan Stark
Nicolette Napoleon/Sullivan Stark

MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine juniors Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) and Sullivan Stark (Middletown, Del./William Penn) both claimed weekly awards from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday as Napoleon was named player of the week and Stark earned setter of the week.

Stark, now a two-time USCAA Setter of the Week this season after also winning the honor last week, dished out 133 assists, an average of 7.63 per set, during a 5-0 week for Brandywine. She handed out 35 assists, her high total for the week, in a five-set victory over Penn State Beaver Saturday and added 33 assists during a sweep of defending PSUAC champion Penn State Fayette one day later. Stark also collected 22 digs, 10 kills, seven aces and five blocks during the week.

An all-conference setter in 2016, Stark leads the PSUAC and ranks sixth nationally with 372 assists in 15 matches this fall. Her average of 7.91 helpers per set is also the sixth-highest total in the USCAA.

Napoleon landed her first player of the week honor after logging 38 kills, 31 digs and 10 aces during the week. She set a season high with 11 digs against Beaver and added a season-best 11 kills on Sunday in the victory over Fayette.

In 15 matches, Napoleon is third on the team with 87 kills, while standing second in aces (27) and fourth in both digs (67) and blocks (14).

Brandywine (13-2, 7-0 PSUAC) hosts Penn State Mont Alto on Thursday night at 7:00 pm. 

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