RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Sierra Gallagher (Honolulu, Hawaii/Kamehameha) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 17, the CACC announced today. Gallagher earns the award for the sixth time this season and the eighth occasion of her career.
Monday marked the final set of CACC weekly volleyball awards to be handed out for the 2019 season. The conference championship tournament begins on Tuesday.
Gallagher is believed to be the second Felician student-athlete, and first female, to ever capture the same conference weekly honor six times in one season. Rob Albano won or shared the CACC Men's Cross-Country Runner of the Week award six times in 2011.
Gallagher, a 5-foot-5 libero, averaged 6.75 digs and 1.25 assists per set during a 1-1 week for Felician, all at home and all in conference play. She posted 26 digs in a 3-1 home loss to Caldwell University on No. 13. Gallagher followed with 28 digs, six assists and three aces during a 3-1 win at the Jefferson Rams on Saturday which clinched the CACC North Division regular-season championship for Felician.
More information is available at https://www.caccathletics.org.
Gallagher has played in 28 matches for the Golden Falcons this season. She leads the CACC and is 20th nationally in NCAA Division II with 5.73 digs per set. She is the first Felician player to ever record more than 600 digs in a season. She is a 2018 graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama.
Also on Monday, Felician sophomore outside hitter Maddie Sloan (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) was chosen for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician (15-17, 13-6 CACC) is guided by sixth-year head coach John Chang of Cranford. Gallagher, Sloan and the Golden Falcons will host Wilmington (Del.) University in the CACC quarterfinals on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Job Gymnasium in Rutherford.
Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.