Walters is the first member of the Ivy League to earn national player of the week honors on the women's side (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's volleyball's Caroline Walters has been named both the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week and the Ivy League Player of the Week, putting a bow on a dominant weekend for the senior.
Walters controlled the middle for Harvard in wins over Northeastern and Boston College in the New England Challenge, averaging 3.11 kps and 1.11 bps while hitting .422. Against the Huskies, Walters scored a team-high 14 kills and hit .393 to go with six blocks. She then led Harvard in kills for a second straight match with 14 against the Eagles, including five in the deciding fifth set, while also finishing the afternoon with a .500 hitting percentage and four blocks.
Harvard improved to 6-2 with the victories, which stands as the second best start in program history behind only the 1984 squad which began 7-1. The Crimson also stretched its win streak to four matches, tying the program's longest win streak since 2008.
Walters' selection as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week marks the first time a member of the Ivy League has garnered the award on the women's side. Senior DJ White of the Harvard men's volleyball team earned the honor in 2013, becoming the first Ivy Leaguer overall to be named national player of the week. Walters' Ivy League Player of the Week honor, meanwhile, is the second for the Crimson in as many weeks after Corinne Bain received the award last Tuesday.
Harvard returns to the floor tomorrow as it travels to New Hampshire for a midweek matchup. Fans can watch all of the action live via America East TV beginning at 7 p.m.