LIU Brooklyn junior Annika Foit seems like a sure-thing to win her second consecutive Player of the Year award as she was named the Northeast Conference’s Player of the Week for an unlikely fourth time this season, the NEC announced on Monday. Foit also won the award on Oct. 7, Sept. 16 and Sept. 3.
Foit was honored for her play in Blackbird wins over St. Francis University and Robert Morris. They were her second and third games back after taking off for four and a half matches in late October to rest before the playoffs and she showed no signs of rust.
She began the weekend with a strong nine-kill performance against St. Francis University (PA) where she had three service aces and four digs in three sets. Then, against Robert Morris on Sunday, she led the Blackbirds with 17 kills and three aces to go with 13 digs, a block and an assist in four sets.
Because coach Kyle Robinson rested Foit so much last month, she doesn’t lead in counting stats, but she does lead the NEC in kills per game at 4.03 and is fourth with 0.35 services aces per game.
Foit was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America last week with a 3.97 grade point average (as a chemistry major!). There were just 54 student-athletes picked for this honor and only six in District I.