Harper's Carusiello receives NJCAA DIII Defensive Player of the Week

(Images courtesy of NJCAA & Harper College Athletics)
(Images courtesy of NJCAA & Harper College Athletics)

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Harper College's Jules Carusiello as the Division III Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for September 16-22 (Week 4). The award is the first such honor for Carusiello, and the first this season for the Hawks.

Carusiello, a 5'4" freshman libero from Hersey, Illinois, racked up 7.36 digs per set as Harper College went 5-0 during the week. In a 3-0 defeat of Milwaukee Area Technical College, she tallied 27 digs, and then at the Lake Michigan College Quad, Carusiello finished with 22 digs in a sweep of Grace Christian University and a career-high 28 digs in a 3-1 defeat of the host Red Hawks. She currently ranks third in the nation with 304 digs, while also posting a digs per set average of 4.41 on the season.

Carusiello and the Hawks are 12-12 and riding a six-match win streak.