NEWARK, DE - Julia Hayes, of Union, was named the CAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following two outstanding performances in the Blue Hens' opening conference matches.

Hayes recorded a career-high nine blocks during Delaware's five-set victory at William & Mary on Thursday. She then again led all players by posting nine more blocks in the five-set loss at Elon on Saturday. Those two efforts are the two highest block totals by a Blue Hen this season.

Hayes also slammed four kills against the Tribe and five vs. the Phoenix, finishing the week with nine kills against just two errors for a .350 hitting percentage.

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