EMass volleyball: Barnstable’s Riley James headlines Players of the Week

Riley James, Barnstable – The 5-foot-10-inch senior outside hitter became the first player in program history to surpass 1,500 career kills with her 22-spike performance in a 3-0 win over Dartmouth on Wednesday.

Maddie Mantegani, Bellingham – The senior setter earned a MaxPreps Massachusetts Player of the Week award with 88 assists and 13 aces in a 3-1 stretch for the Hawks.

Aleksandra Qose, North Quincy – In a 3-0 week for the undefeated Red Raiders, the senior setter posted 44 kills.

Dasha Smolina, Winchester – In a five-set win over Melrose, Smolina collected 26 assists, five aces, and four kills, part of a 2-1 week for the Sachems.


Cierra Yim, Dartmouth – The 5-foot-2 sophomore setter dished out 37 assists to go along with 16 digs as the Indians handed New Bedford its first regular season loss since 2016 with a 3-1 win.

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