NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T senior Makaylah Elliott (6-0, MH, Charlotte, N.C.) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference volleyball co-defensive player of the week.
“Congratulations to Makaylah for being named the defensive specialist of the week,” N.C. A&T coach Hal Clifton said. “We are proud of her efforts at the net. Blocking has been a big focal point and she did a nice job finishing technically. Plus, she was able to get in some quality swings hitting .375 with eight kills.”
This is Elliott’s first weekly award this season as she averaged 1.75 blocks, 1.00 digs and 2.00 kills in a 3-1 win at N.C. Central last Friday in Durham, N.C. Elliott recorded seven block assists, four digs, eight kills and a service ace while hitting .375 in helping the Aggies win their first MEAC Southern Division title since 1998.
This is the fifth consecutive week that an Aggie has received a weekly award and the 13th weekly award this season from six different players led by junior Edie Brewer with five. Sophomore Shaylynn Hall has three, sophomore libero Andrea Laboy-Rivera with has two and Elliott freshman Mallory Porcher and freshman setter Addy Warfield have one apiece.
With three players receiving MEAC weekly awards this week from Morgan State, the Bears and the Aggies sit atop the conference with 13 selections this season.
The Aggies travel to Orangeburg, S.C., to face S.C. State 6 p.m., Friday in their final regular-season road match before hosting the final two regular-season games against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 15) and Florida A&M (Nov. 17) for Senior Day at Moore Gymnasium.