BRISTOL, Tenn. – The offensive duo of Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe helped the Tornado start the Conference Carolinas season 3-0 last week, and this week they were both recognized from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Huddleston was named ECAC Rookie of the Week and Scaniffe garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
A week ago Huddleston posted two double-doubles in three matches for the Tornado, helping lead King to a 3-0 start in Conference Carolinas play. She started the week by matching her career-high with 14 kills to go along with 11 digs in a 3-0 win over Belmont Abbey College. The Lewisville, Texas native followed that with a stellar defensive effort in a 3-2 win over Limestone College, posting a career-high 18 digs to go along with eight kills.
Huddleston capped the week with another double-double, going for 10 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 win over Converse College. She has posted three double-doubles in her last four matches. This marks the first time she has earned a weekly award from the ECAC.
Scaniffe had a career week, starting with a career-high 15 kills in a sweep of Belmont Abbey College on Tuesday where she hit .462 in the contest. Her best match of the week came on Friday night when she posted her first career double-double in a 3-2 win over Limestone. The Lorton, Va., native recorded a career-best 23 kills and added a career-high 10 digs.
She capped the week with 12 kills and career-highs of six service aces and three blocks in a win over Converse. For the week she led King with 50 kills, averaging 4.17 per set and hit .269 from her outside hitter position. This marks the first career ECAC weekly award Scaniffe has won.
The Tornado are in action again on Wednesday when they host Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas tilt at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.