The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball player Saitaua Iosia is the conference’s Player of the Week for the period ending Aug. 26, the league announced Monday.

This is Iosia’s (Long Beach, Calif.) fourth MEAC Player of the Week award in her time at UMES, totaling 11 weekly awards combined with seven Rookie of the Week honors last season. These are also the first conference weekly awards of the season.

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Iosia led the Hawks to a trio of match victories over the weekend, helping UMES be the
SFC Terrier Invitational champion.  UMES defeated NJIT, tournament host St. Francis
(NY) and Radford in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., to start the season at 3-0.

The sophomore outside hitter finished with double doubles in all three matches and led
the team in kills every contest.  She earned 21 kills with 14 digs against NJIT, 19 kills
and 16 digs against St. Francis and 24 kills with 17 digs in the match versus Radford.
Hitting .358 over the weekend, she currently leads UMES with 64 kills and 47 digs. read more…