WALTHAM, Mass. – Volleyball junior Emma Bartlett of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has been named the September 12 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. This is the first Brandeis Athlete of the Week honor presented for the 2018-19 season.
Bartlett has helped the Brandeis volleyball team to its best start since the 2012 season, posting a 4-2 mark in their first two tournaments. At the Pacific Coast Classic on August 31 and September 1, Bartlett led Brandeis with 42 kills and a .365 hitting percentage as the Judges went 3-1, with their only loss a five-set match that was decided 17-15 in the fifth against then-top-ranked and defending NCAA Division III champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Bartlett again led Brandeis in kills with 21 this past weekend at the New England Invitational, as the Judges went 2-1 on their home court. She also had nine blocks, seven of which were solo. Bartlett is ranked ninth in the University Athletic Association in hitting percentage (.333), 11th in blocks per set (0.78) and 13th in kills per set (2.74).
Brandeis is back in action with a pair of road matches this week, at Tufts on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and at Endicott on Friday at 5 p.m.
This is the fourth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
For more information on Brandeis women’s volleyball, visit the team’s web pages at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/wvball.