Tatiana Tiangco’s great week was one game short of being a sensational week, but it was impressive, nonetheless.
After Scarsdale had downed Class AA foes New Rochelle and Ursuline earlier in the week, Tiangco (3) and the Raiders were one game away from topping the reigning Class A section champs, John Jay, to close out the week.
The Raiders were also without two senior captains (Kristine Fink and Sydney Bernstein, both to ankle injuries) for the entire match and starting sophomore setter Annemarie Horn, an AVCA Phenom Watch List selection.
Tiangco finished with 71 kills, 50 digs, 15 blocks and seven aces in three matches for the Raiders this week, earning player of the week honors.
Scarsdale (13-2) is projected to be the No. 1 seed in the Section 1 Class AA tournament and was the Journal News’ selection as this year’s section champion during preseason predictions.
The Section 1 tournament begins on Thursday.
Journal News/Lohud.com volleyball beat reporter Mike Zacchio will pick a player of the week to be announced every Sunday. Fans, coaches, players, etc. can nominate players via Twitter (@Zacchio_LoHud), email ([email protected]), or text (if you have my number).
Please include the players’ name, school, grade, position and stats for the week (all matches from Monday through Sunday, if they played that morning). Tournament performances (all-tournament team, tournament MVP, team win, etc.) count towards this award, even if you don’t have exact stats.
Example: Brooke Davis, Tree Hill H.S., Sr., OH: Brooke had 43 kills, 34 assists, 38 digs and 10 blocks in the Ravens’ three wins this week. She was also named to the all-tournament team at the Rosewood Invitational on Saturday.
There is no limit to how many times a player can win during the season. I will do my best to pick the best candidate. Sometimes that will be a repeat winner. I’ll try to spread the love as much as I can, but as the saying goes, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.”
Announcements will usually be posted in the afternoons or evenings. Please try to submit all nominations by Saturday night (or sooner, if the team does not have a tournament/match over the weekend).