Rishell Earns Second Consecutive Rookie of the Week Award


Sara Rishell earned her second consecutive and third overall Molten Patriot League Rookie of the Week award, conference officials announced Monday.

The Hagerstown, Md. native recorded a .500 hitting percentage over the weekend, as the Eagles claimed their tenth Patriot League Regular Season title in 11 seasons. Rishell hit .688 against Lehigh, with 12 kills and one error, and also recording three blocks and two aces. In Saturday’s match against Lafayette, she hit .364 with 12 kills.

She has recorded double digit kills in 23 matches and leads the team with a .323 hitting percentage this season. The freshman also leads the team in kills (3.21 kps) and blocks (0.93 bps).

Rishell also received a Patriot League Player of the Week award earlier this season. She was also named the GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance.

American will return to host the 2011 Patriot League Tournament this weekend, where the team will seek its tenth Patriot League title. The Eagles will face Colgate on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the first semifinal match of the day.