WINTRHOP, Mass. – Simmons University women's volleyball player Morgan Weeg (Goodyear, Ariz.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of October 7-13, it was announced today by the league.
Weeg earns the award for the second time in her career after being tabbed for the week of October 23-29, 2017.
The junior averaged 3.87 kills and 3.93 points per set, while owning a .237 hitting percentage to go with 12 total digs and a pair of block assists in 15 sets over four matches to lead the Sharks to a 3-1 week. The outside hitter swung for 12 or more kills in three of four matches and picked up multiple digs in three outings. Weeg began the week with eight kills on a .278 hitting mark to go with two digs and a block assist in a 3-0 win over Rivier University on October 9. She came back the next night to put down 12 kills and picked up seven digs in four sets at Wheaton College (Mass.). A graduate of Agua Fria High School, Weeg capped the week with a GNAC tri-match on October 12 that saw her smash a season-high 22 kills in addition to recording a block assist in five frames at Norwich University. Weeg put down a kill for the first point of the next match vs. Albertus Magnus College to record her 1,000th career kill to become the first Simmons player with 1,000 kills since Meaghan Flynn (2008-11) achieved the feat on October 29, 2011. Weeg finished the match with 16 kills on a blistering .538 hitting percentage and added three digs in three frames.
The former Livewire Volleyball Club standout currently ranks second among conference leaders with 3.59 kills per set, while standing third in the GNAC with 3.70 points per set. Weeg has been an efficient hitter as well with a .205 hitting mark for the 16th-highest figure in the league. She has recorded double-digit kills in all but three matches, seeing action in 71 sets over 15 contests, and enjoyed a string of nine consecutive matches with 12 or more kills to begin the season. Weeg has posted a positive hitting percentage in all but one match this season, including nine outings with a .200 or better effort.
Weeg missed the entire 2018 campaign with an injury following a sophomore season that saw her capture GNAC Player of the Year honors. The offensive juggernaut has been tabbed a First Conference selection in each of her first two seasons at the Fenway school and was also chosen for the New England Women's Volleyball Coaches Association All-Rookie Team as a first year. For her career she has seen action in 256 sets over 73 matches, while smashing 1015 kills on a .224 hitting percentage in addition to picking up 539 digs, serving for 50 aces and getting up for 52 total blocks.
Simmons is currently 13-6 on the season, including 7-1 in league play to sit second in the conference standings. The Sharks are off to their best start since a 15-4 beginning in 2011 and return to action on Wednesday, October 16 when they host GNAC foe Anna Maria College at 7:00 p.m. at Moore Gymnasium.