Kyle Bulgarelli of the men’s soccer team and Payton Belella of the women’s volleyball team are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for October 9, 2017.
Bulgarelli had the only overtime shot on goal in the tie game against Widener on Tuesday. He scored his second goal of the season in the 102nd minute of play against Alvernia on Saturday, leading the Blazers to a 2-1 double overtime conference win.
Belella had two kills, six digs, one block, and 25 assists in the loss against Messiah on Wednesday. In the win against Gallaudet on Friday, Belella earned five kills, nine digs, one block, 34 assists, and three service aces. She had two kills, five digs, 34 assists, and two service aces in the win against Christendom College on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Belella earned one kill, six digs, and two service aces in the win against Appalachian Bible College. The 22 assists she had in the second match of the day earned her over 2500 career assists, more than any other Hood volleyball player in history.