Karika Named League Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Sept. 17, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy setter Alex Karika (Cranberry Township, Pa.) was selected as the Patriot League Molten Volleyball Rookie (Freshman) of the Week by the league office on Monday.
Karika averaged 12.00 assists per set in Navy's matches last weekend at the Temple Invite. She dished out a three-set season-high 35 helpers in Navy's loss to the host Owls on Friday, then bettered that mark with 37 assists in Navy's sweep of Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
She also tallied three aces and four blocks against Temple while tallying 12 digs versus the Blue Devils. The 37 assists and 12 digs against CCSU marked her second double-double of the season.
After spending the last three weeks on the road, Navy will return home to the Wesley A. Brown Field House this week to open its Patriot League season. The Mids will first face Holy Cross Friday at 7 p.m. before playing host to Army Saturday at 8 p.m. in the annual Star Match between the programs.
Live statistics will be available at NavySports.com for both matches, with a video stream of the match against Army available online to Navy All-Access subscribers.