Sept. 14, 2009
Candace Silva-Martin ’09, a member of the Harker championship volleyball team of 2007, now a freshman at George Washington University, was named both Atlantic 10 Rookie and Co-Defensive Player of the Week by the league.
Silva-Martin, the team’s only listed libero, earned the honors after amassing 78 digs helping lead GW to a 2-1 record in the Villanova Classic, where she faced her former teammate, Kristina Bither ’09, on the Villanova team – Villanova won the GW-Villanova match at that event.
Silva-Martin has been named to consecutive all-tournament teams in each of the last two weeks following the Diet Coke Classic at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 4-5, and following last weekend’s Villanova Classic.
In the Colonials’ 3-2 victory over Princeton at Villanova, Silva-Martin recorded her career-high 34 digs – she has double-figure digs in all nine matches of 2009. Her stats for the week: three matches, 13 sets, 78 digs (6 digs per set), five assists and three service aces for three points.