BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College first-year setter Kate Kiser has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

It is the first weekly award for Kiser, who helped lead the Polar Bears to a 3- 1 record to open the 2017 season.

In the first four games of her collegiate career, Kiser averaged 11.5 assists per set while also racking up 3.0 digs and 1.13 kills per set.

In Bowdoin’s lone loss of the week, a five-setter to Minnesota-Morris on Saturday, she recorded 61 assists, the second-highest total in a single match in program history, just two shy of the single- match record of 63 set by Margo Linton against Bates in 2005.

Bowdoin will return to action this weekend with a trio of regional match-ups, including the opening to their NESCAC campaign. Bowdoin will host Colby on Friday (7 p.m.) before playing Bates (1 p.m.) and Johnson & Wales ( 5: 30 p.m.) at home on Saturday.