Derrough Grabs Second Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Nod of Season
PRINCETON, N.J. – After a flurry of dominant offensive performances, senior outside hitter Thea Derrough (La Jolla, Calif.) earned Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday. Derrough once again shared the nod as the league's top performer with Yale sophomore Jesse Ebner. Senior Amanda Nickel (Corona Del Mar, Calif.) joined Derrough by landing on the Weekly Honor Roll with a team-best 2.93 kills per set.
Derrough led Brown to a 2-1 week with a trio of double-digit kill performances, including a career-high 20 kills in Saturday's five-set win over Harvard. She totaled 42 kills and 10 block assists while hitting .371 over three matches. Saturday's offensive showing with a .421 attack percentage marked the first time a Brown player has reached the 20-kill plateau since Katrina Post notched 21 kills against Cornell on Oct. 28, 2011.
Derrough ranks among the best in the Ivy League in kills (seventh), attack percentage (eighth) and kills per set (11th) while leading the Bears in all three categories. She now boasts five matches with double-digit kills, which is tied for the most on the squad with junior Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.).
Nickel was honored for leading Brown with 44 kills over three matches, including a career-high 17 at Rhode Island on Wednesday. The senior captain hit .363 to compliment eight digs and five blocks during the week.
Brown continues its home stand next Friday when the Bears host Princeton in Ivy League action at 7 p.m.