EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T junior Edie Brewer (6-foot, setter/right side, West Chester, Ohio) and sophomore Shaylynn Hall (6-2, middle hitter, Garner, N.C.) earned weekly honors from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Monday.
Brewer was named co-player of the week and Hall secured defensive specialist of the week. Brewer has received three weekly awards this season and fiver for her career. It is her second player of the week accolade. Hall picked up her second weekly award.
The Aggies have received a total of seven awards from four different players this season.
In three conference wins last week, Brewer averaged 5.6 assists, 2.9 kills, 1.9 digs and 1.4 blocks while hitting .319.
“Edie has done a really great job thus far this season,” N.C. A&T coach Hal Clifton said. “As a setter, she is making excellent decisions and getting our hitters in a position to score. As a hitter, she is seeing the court well and she has done a nice job blocking too.”
Brewer recorded another triple-double in a five-set win at Coppin State last Saturday with 15 kills, 23 assists and 10 digs. She was two blocks shy of a quadruple-double finishing with a career-high eight blocks while also posting a .324 hitting percentage.
Brewer almost recorded another triple-double in a five-set win over N.C. Central with 17 kills, 32 assists and nine digs to go along with seven blocks and a .310 hitting percentage on Oct. 1.
Hall was a blocking machine last week totaling 19 blocks for an average of 1.46 blocks and recorded eight-plus blocks in two of the three matches.
“Shaylynn has been working really hard in practice on changing her blocking technique,” Clifton said. “She really makes a difference at the net and has been able to touch a lot of balls and blocking over 1.0 per set is fantastic. I think she will only get better as the season goes along.”
Hall recorded eight blocks (one solo) against NCCU and followed up with nine blocks against Coppin State.
Brewer ranks second in the nation with four triple-doubles. In the MEAC, she ranks seventh in assists per set (5.73), fifth in hitting percentage (.279) and ninth in kills per set (2.80). In conference matches only, Brewer ranks third in blocks per set (1.12).
After a big week, Hall leads the MEAC with 1.05 blocks per set.
The Aggies take their four-match winning streak to Florida to face Bethune-Cookman Friday at 6 p.m., in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Florida A&M Sunday at 1 p.m., in Tallahassee.