MILWAUKEE – Sophomore Kaitlyn Merrill has been named the NACC Offensive Player of the Week after leading Marian to a 3-0 record at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational.

Merrill (Livonia, Mich.) averaged 3.92 kills per set over the three matches, posting at least 14 kills in each outing. Merrill was also efficient with her attacks hitting .342 for the weekend. Her top performance came against Beloit where she recorded 16 kills without an error, .533 attack percentage, in a sweep of the Buccaneers.  She also recorded a career-best 17 kills in a five-set win over Saint Mary’s (Minn.) where she had a pair of blocks.

Marian opens NACC play on the road traveling to Alverno for a 7 p.m. first serve tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 15.