Graf Named October Athlete of the Month

Graf Named October Athlete of the Month

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior Mimi Graf (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) was voted as the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month for the month of October. The award winner is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.

A 5-8 setter/right-side hitter on the Seahawks volleyball team, Graf lead St. Mary's to a 9-5 (5-3 CAC) record during the month, including kicking off October with six straight wins. She averaged 8.61 assists per set, 2.90 digs per set, 1.49 kills per set as well as 0.55 blocks per set in starting all 14 matches and playing in all 49 sets.

Graf's performance during the month was highlighted by her selection as the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week on October 24. She grabbed the weekly award after recording her sixth career triple-double in a four-set win at Frostburg State University (Oct. 22) with 22 assists, 17 digs, and a career-best 14 kills.

She tallied a career-high 46 assists in a 3-1 victory over York College of Pennsylvania (Oct. 7) before collecting a career-best 23 digs in a five-set loss at Marymount (Va.) University in the first round of the CAC Tournament (Nov. 1). Graf also posted season-bests of four block assists and four total blocks three times.

Graf currently ranks fourth in the conference in assists per set (8.42).

The Seahawks wrapped up the 2016 campaign on November 1, finishing the year with a 21-12 (5-4 CAC) overall record.

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SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL

  • FIELD HOCKEY: Brady Wolf, Sr., Forward, Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh
  • SAILING: Greer Wattson, Sr., Skipper/Crew, San Diego, Calif./Point Loma
  • MEN'S SOCCER: Khalid Balogun, Fy., Forward, Bowie, Md./Bowie
  • WOMEN'S SOCCER: Sydney Larkin, Jr., Goalkeeper, Salisbury, Md./Parkside

PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

  • SEPTEMBER – Gillian Sawyer, Sr., Forward, Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake
  • OCTOBER – Mimi Graf, Sr., Setter/Right-side Hitter, Annapolis, Md./Broadneck