Mitchell honored as NAC Player of the Week

FARMINGTON -- University of Maine at Farmington middle blocker Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) was named the North Atlantic Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the conference today.

Mitchell powered the Beavers to a 3-0 NAC first-round win over Johnson State with 16 kills, a .737 hitting percentage (16-1-19) and eight service aces.

A two-time All-NAC Second Team honoree, this is the first time Mitchell has received NAC Player of the Week distinction. In 2008, Mitchell was honored three times as the NAC Rookie of the Week.

The Beavers (9-12) are scheduled to take on Husson University Friday at 8 p.m. in the NAC semifinals at Maine Maritime Academy.