Senior Francesca Gioeli (New York /Brooklyn Tech) earned the CAA Co-Player of the Week award for her play in the 2-1 overtime win over James Madison last Thursday. In her last game for the Rams, Gioeli scored three points, including the game-winning goal. Gioeli had two goals and two assists for the season. For her career, Gioeli tallied five goals and two assists in 66 games.
The Rams won their 16th game of the season, the most since 2005, with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 28-26) win over American. Freshman Marketa Janeckova (Olomouc, Czech Republic/Gymnasium Cajkovsheho Olomouc) had 13 kills and 11 digs. Senior Elisa Kuehnel (Dresden, Germany/Sportsgymnasium) had 12 kills and 10 digs and sophomore Jessica Ojukwu (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Dourado) added nine kills and three blocks. VCU’s season record is 7-3 in the CAA and 16-9 overall. The Rams play UNC Wilmington on Friday.