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Pace Volleyball Duo Earns Conference Recognition

Mount Kisco's Nora Rugova and freshman Megan Kurz received player and rookie of the week honors.

The following announcement is from the Pace University Department of Athletics. Share your sports results and photos by emailing pleasantville@patch.com or uploading them directly to this article.

Pleasantville, N.Y.- Pace Senior Nora Rugova (Mt. Kisco, NY / Fox Lane) and Freshman Megan Kurz(San Diego, Calif. / Patrick Henry) have been awarded Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, by the Northeast-10 Conference for their efforts on the volleyball court this past week.  They have helped their team gain momentum on their four-match winning-streak. 

Rugova has been named as the NE-10 Player of the Week for week 8 of competition in conference play.  Rugova totaled 13 kills and 11 digs in the 3-0 shut-out against Southern Connecticut State University on October 16.  She recorded 14 kills, 19 digs and two serving aces against Merrimack where Pace beat them 3-1 on October 19.  The Setters won 3-1 over UMass Lowell as Rugova finished with 15 kills and 14 digs.  She averaged 3.82 kills and 4 digs per set in 11 sets played for the Setters.  Rugova currently ranks 2nd in the conference in total kills on the season with 267.

Kurz has stepped up as a freshman to aid in the past five out of six victories for Pace. She averaged 4.09 kills and 3.64 digs along with five total blocks in a 3-0 week. Kurz posted 12 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over So. Connecticut then tallied 17 kills and 12 digs along with four blocks in a 3-1 win over Merrimack. She finished the week with 16 kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 win over UMass Lowell.

Pace volleyball will host Stonehill on Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road to play at Dowling Saturday, October 27.

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