MSU’s Volleyball Star, Kaitlyn Irwin, Earns NJAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Added by Jessica Guerra on October 22, 2013.
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Kaitlyn Irwin, who is a senior libero (a defensive specialist position) for the Montclair State volleyball team, was given the honor of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Irwin averaged 4.43 digs per set during the 1-1 week for the Red Hawks. She also registered her 14th and 15th matches of the season with 10+ digs, including 14 in a 3-0 win against Ramapo. Just two days later, she added 17 digs in a four-set loss at Rowan.
She was so impressive that she set the Montclair State career record for digs in a 3-0 victory earlier this season against Mount St. Mary College.
The Cranford, NJ native currently has 1,929 digs in her career at Montclair State University and is currently ranked fourth in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in digs at 3.64 per set. Irwin is also a two-time New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
In just her first season with the volleyball team, she was a two-time New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, as well as a three-time Defensive Player of the Week. Impressive to those around her, Montclair State fans only knew that she would improve from there.
The senior will graduate with a degree in Health and Physical Education, and hopes to become a physical education teacher, as well as a volleyball coach.