Sept. 23, 2008
Providence, R.I. - Brown senior setter Natalie Meyers (Seal Beach, CA) has been named the Ivy League's Player of the Week for her tremendous play in pacing Bruno to an undefeated week of play.
Meyers helped lead the Bears to a 4-0 record this week, with a 12-2 set record, including winning the Brown Invitational. The victories pushed the Bears' record to 7-1, already matching their win total from last season, when they were 7-17. Meyers has been an integral part of that success, as she continues to set her teammates up for pinpoint strikes while adding her own terrific defense.
On Friday night against Stony Brook, Meyers recorded perhaps her best game of the season. In the five-set match she recorded an impressive 52 assists, while also notching a team-high 19 defensive digs. Meyers again shone on Saturday night, while facing cross-town rival Bryant College. In three sets she recorded three kills on only four attempts, tallied a match-high 40 assists, and added a service ace and four digs. Her setting helped Brown hit an incredible .421 for the match, out-hitting Bryant by over 300 points. For her efforts Meyers was named to the all-tournament team for the Brown Invitational. On the week, Natalie had seven kills with a .461 hitting percentage, 156 assists (11.14/gm), and 36 defensive digs.
Meyers has been a key part of the Brown volleyball team since her freshman year, when she finished second on the team in assists. As a sophomore she assumed the starting job as setter, which she has excelled at ever since, and was named to the honorable mention all-Ivy team last season.
The Bears will be in action again this weekend as they travel to compete in the Stony Brook Invitational on Friday and Saturday.