HIGH POINT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College setter Cassidy Bonito has been named Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for matches played Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, the Conference announced today. This marks her second POTW of the year and third overall for Belmont Abbey.
Bonito, a junior from Pompano Beach, Fla., led Belmont Abbey to a 2-0 record last week with wins over Mount Olive and Barton. The wins would secure the Crusaders a regular season North Division title, which is the first for the program since 2013. Bonito would post a pair of double-doubles after dishing out 64 assists for a 10.67 per set average, while hitting .273 and adding 22 digs, eight kills, four blocks and two aces.
In a 3-0 sweep over Mount Olive, Bonito dished out 28 helpers with 11 digs for a double-double with six kills, two blocks and one ace. To close out the week, Bonito posted a double-double of 36 assists and 11 digs to go along with two kills, two blocks and one ace in a 3-0 sweep of Barton.
Bonito finished the regular season ranked first in Conference Carolinas in total assists (1017) and total aces (51), while ranking second in aces per set (.46) and third in assists per set (9.16).
Also nominated for Women's Volleyball Player of the Week:
Mia Bergan (Limestone) - 32 assists for eight assists per set average, 10 digs, two kills, one block and one ace in one match. Posted one double-double.
Kiara Cannon (Converse) - 15 kills for 1.25 kills per set average, 18 blocks, nine digs and one ace in three matches.
Tristyn Lozano (King) - 31 kills for 3.10 kills per set average, 26 digs, eight blocks, five aces and four assists in three matches. Posted one double-double.
Stephanie Hardy (Emmanuel) - 67 assists for 9.57 assists per set average, 16 digs, six kills, five aces and two blocks in two matches. Posted one double-double.
Kamber Skeen (Mount Olive) - 61 assists for 5.08 assists per set average, 59 digs, 35 kills, three aces and two blocks in three matches. Posted two triple-doubles.
2018 Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Aug. 27) – Julie de Blanck (Emmanuel)
Week Two (Sept. 3) – Cassidy Bonito (Belmont Abbey)
Week Three (Sept. 10) – Julie Ward (King)
Week Four (Sept. 17) – Madysen Williams (Limestone)
Week Five (Sept. 24) – Kaytlin Elkins (Barton)
Week Six (Oct. 1) – Kaytlin Elkins (Barton)
Week Seven (Oct. 8) – Olivia Johnson (Southern Wesleyan)
Week Eight (Oct. 15) – Julie Ward (King)
Week Nine (Oct. 22) – Julie de Blanck (Emmanuel)
Week 10 (Oct. 29) – Mackenzie Chrapliwy (Belmont Abbey)
Week 11 (Nov. 5) – Cassidy Bonito (Belmont Abbey)