Vedder Earns Fourth NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week Award

Vedder Earns Fourth NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week Award

UTICA, NY – Four the fourth time this season and the eleventh time in her career, SUNYIT junior Juleah Vedder (Dolgeville, NY/Dolgeville) has been selected as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending November 1.

Vedder closed out the regular season with a sensational week, leading the Lady Wildcats to a 3-1 record during that period and also breaking the program records for most kills and digs in a season.  The 6-foot outside hitter already owned both records that she broke, previously setting them last season. 

Vedder, who is also the program leader in career kills and digs, finished the weekend with 78 kills and 43 digs to go along with 22 serve aces in 16 games.  She registered three kills-digs double doubles and finished with averages of 4.9 kills, 2.7 digs, 1.4 aces and 6.5 points per game. 

Vedder currently leads the team in kills (531) and digs (413) this season, while being second in serve aces (57) and fourth in total blocks (23). 

The Wildcats are currently 6-2 in the NEAC and 20-10 overall.  They will now head to Keuka College for the NEAC Tournament this Friday and Saturday.  The team will open the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the NEAC North Division and will square off against Penn State Harrisburg in the quarterfinals.  The match is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.