NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week
Sara Labadorf, Springfield (Fr., S – Huntersville, N.C.)
Labadorf had a standout week for the Pride as Springfield matched its season total win from a season ago through the first 17 matches of the 2018 campaign. The first-year setter, who ranks second in the NEWMAC in assists per set and total aces, racked up 96 assists, averaged 10.46 per set to lead the Pride to three wins as it remained one of only two teams in the conference without a loss in NEWMAC play. In a five-set win at Coast Guard, Labadorf totaled 48 assists, eight digs, and four aces before she posted 40 assists and seven digs in a sweep of Union in a match where the Pride hit a season-best .400 as a squad. In Saturday's showdown with Wellesley, Labadorf helped the Pride hand the Blue their first loss of the season as she was credited with 48 assists and five digs. In her first year directing Springfield's offense, the Pride rank in the top 25 nationally in team hitting percentage.