Wellesley's Gedney Earns NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week Award

Lauren Gedney has been named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week (Frank Poulin).
Lauren Gedney has been named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week (Frank Poulin).

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College junior Lauren Gedney (Huntersville, N.C.) has been named the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the week ending October 6, 2019. The honor is the second of Gedney's career, as she was named NEWMAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week in October 2017.

Gedney recorded 27 kills and a .382 attack percentage in two games this week, helping the Blue remain undefeated (6-0) in NEWMAC play with a 2-0 record. Gedney had a match-high 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Smith on Tuesday. She followed that with a dominant performance on Saturday, registering 16 kills and a .483 attack percentage in a 3-0 win over Springfield. Gedney's strong week also moved her into the NEWMAC lead in kills (226) and kills per set (4.11).

The Blue (12-3 overall) continue NEWMAC play tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 8, with a 7:00 PM match at Clark.


The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is an association of 11 selective academic institutions that are committed to providing high quality competitive athletic opportunities for student-athletes within an educational and respectful environment that embodies the NCAA Division III philosophy.