Rigo named America East Rookie of the Week for fourth time

Melissa Rigo

Oct. 8, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - After leading the Seawolves to a split of two games last weekend, freshman outside hitter Melissa Rigo (East Northport, N.Y.) has been named America East Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season, the conference office announced Monday.

Rigo totaled 32 kills and 14 digs in two matches last weekend. In a straight-set win at Providence on Sunday, she recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs on the way to extending her double-digit kills streak to 17 straight matches to start the season. The double-double was her eighth of the season.

Rigo leads America East in kills per set (4.38), is third in service aces per set (0.32) and is 10th in hitting percentage (.226).

In the first 17 matches of her collegiate career, Rigo has recorded 289 kills, 159 digs, 25 blocks and 21 service aces.

Rigo and the Seawolves continue conference play this weekend at Binghamton Friday at 6 p.m. and at UMBC Sunday at 2 p.m.