Sept. 25, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior libero Carrie Buchanan was chosen as the NEWMAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week after powering MIT to its third consecutive MIT Invitational Championship and earning Tournament MVP honors. She helped guide the Engineers to a 6-0 week as their overall ledger improved to 14-1 on the year.
Buchanan posted 11 digs each in sweeps over UMass-Dartmouth (30-20, 30-15, 30-19) and WPI (30-7, 30-7, 30-13) last Tuesday. She continued the trend in the opening match of the MIT Invitational against Bowdoin College (30-22, 30-23, 30-15) and then registered 12 digs versus Wesleyan University (30-26, 30-21, 30-15). In the semifinal match against Williams College (30-17, 32-34, 30-22, 26-30, 15-13) Buchanan broke the Institute record for digs in a match with 51, eclipsing the previous mark of 38, and became the ninth person in NCAA Division III history to surpass the 50-dig mark in a five-game match. She finished the weekend with 12 digs in the title tilt with Tufts University (30-25, 30-18, 30-20). For the week, Buchanan totaled 108 digs and seven aces to average 5.40 digs and 0.35 service aces per game.