Sara Malmlov and Heather Ladao Land Northeast-10 Conference Honors

Andy Beardsley

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Sara Malmlov (Lindesberg, Sweden, Sheridan College) and junior Heather Ladao (West Covina, Calif., Rowland )  of the University of New Haven women’s volleyball team have been honored with Northeast-10 Conference laurels for their efforts on the court this past week. The Chargers finished with a perfect 3-0 record and are off to their best start since 2003.

Malmlov, the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, recorded 37 kills with just nine errors on 101 total attempts for a .277 hitting percentage in nine sets. She also collected 33 digs, seven assists, five aces and four total blocks. Malmov posted double-digit kill totals in all three matches, including a week-high 17 against Franklin Pierce on Friday night.

Heather Ladao, the Northeast-10 Conference Libero of the Week, was a key component to the Chargers success last week. Ladao tallied a team-high 53 digs in nine sets (5.89 dps), including a week-high 28 digs against Franklin Pierce. She also added three assists, one ace and had just two reception errors on over 50 attempts.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, October 6th with a home game against Southern Connecticut State University. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in Chargers Gymnasium.