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Holbert Named Athlete of the Week

Written By Editor on 10/19/17 | 10/19/17

The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise announced today that junior Mackenzie Holbert, Sauquoit, N.Y., New Hartford High School/Herkimer Community College, a member of the women’s volleyball team has been named the athletic program’s Fighting Tiger Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending Sunday October 15th. This marks the second time this season Holbert has earned the award.

The junior setting helped the Fighting Tigers split a pair of North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) matches hosted by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Cobleskill defeated the Phoenix of Wilson College 3-2 by scores of 15-25, 25-16, 25-19, 10-25 and 16-14, before losing to the host Bison of Gallaudet 3-0 by scores of: 25-7, 25-12 and 25-15.

Holbert led the way to victory over Wilson with 16 assists, 12 digs and three service aces then in the loss to Gallaudet had a strong effort with six assists and nine digs.

This season the Sauquoit, N.Y. native has averaged: 3.74 assists, 2.62 digs, 1.04 kills and 0.68 service aces per set in 72 appearances this season.

The Fighting Tigers, who currently boast a 8-11 overall record on the season including a 2-5 mark in NEAC play, will return to action on Thursday October 19th when they travel to Bennington, Vt. to meet the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College with first serve scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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