Melissa Rigo tabbed America East Player of the Week

Rigo has hit double figures in kills in six consecutive matches

Sept. 23, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Sophomore Melissa Rigo recorded three consecutive double-doubles and helped the Stony Brook volleyball team secure wins against Bryant and Princeton Saturday at the Bryant Invitational on her way to capturing America East Player of the Week honors.

Rigo, who hails from East Northport, N.Y., averaged 3.33 kills and 3.67 digs per set while hitting an efficient .358 on the weekend. In the Seawolves’ sweep of the home team, Bryant, she hit a stellar .542 and chipped in five blocks in an effort that was both balanced and dominant.   

The reigning America East Rookie of the Year has shown no signs of a sophomore slump, amassing double-figures in kills in six consecutive matches and double-doubles in five of the last six contests. She was the only player in the conference to rank in the top-10 in kills (2nd), hitting percentage (2nd) and digs (8th) this past weekend. 

No stranger to league accolades, Rigo was a seven-time Rookie of the Week winner last season and was the only freshman to be named first-team all-conference. This is the first Player of the Week honor for the outside hitter.

Stony Brook will look to make it three-straight when it opens AE play at UMBC Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.