Hanczor Named NESCAC Player of the Week, Bowdoin Wins Exhibition Against UNB

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - For the second time this season, Bowdoin senior Kristin Hanczor (Redding, Conn.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Hanczor led the Polar Bears to a pair of NESCAC wins over the weekend, as Bowdoin remained in the top spot in the conference standings as the only unbeaten team in league play. She averaged 3.11 kills and 1.22 blocks per set with a .397 hitting percentage over the two wins. In a historic 3-2, come-from-behind win over Williams - the fi rst-ever victory for Bowdoin over the Ephs - Hanczor had 17 kills and four blocks with a .412 attack percentage to help the Polar Bears rally from an 0-2 deficit.

As the Polar Bears continue their record-setting campaign, Hanczor is closing in on some substantial milestones. The senior middle blocker has 975 career kills, ranking third all-time in program history, and is closing quickly on becoming the third player in school history to reach 1,000 kills in a career. Additionally, her 344 career blocks are second in school history, just 18 shy of of former teammate Stephanie Drumright '11.

On Monday afternoon, the Polar Bears won an exhibition match against the University of New Brunswick, 3-2 (22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 19-25, 15-7). Hanczor led the way with 14 kills while Hillary Cederna had 12 kills and a team-high 17 digs. Sophia Cornew pitched in 44 assists for the Polar Bears, who will return to regular-season action at home Wednesday evening against Colby.