Washington's Miyashiro Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 28, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that WASHINGTON senior libero Tamari Miyashiro has been named the Pac-10 Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 22-28.
With Pac-10 play beginning last weekend, Miyashiro led third-ranked Washington to sweeps over seventh-ranked Oregon and Oregon State. In Friday’s match between Top 10 teams, Miyashiro posted 18 digs as the Huskies held the previously undefeated Ducks to a season-low .143 hitting percentage in front of 3,564, the third-largest crowd in Oregon history. In addition, she tallied a season-high three service aces in the match. Against Oregon State on Sunday, the Huskies continued to play solid defense as Miyashiro registered 15 digs and Washington held the Beavers to their second-lowest hitting percentage of the year at .149.
As the reigning two-time National Defensive Player of the Year, Miyashiro broke the Washington school record for digs in a career with 2,048. Going into the weekend, she trailed only former Husky All-American Candace Lee (2002-05). In addition to being first on the Huskies all-time career digs list, she also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 history, despite playing the last two seasons under the 25-point system rather than 30.
This is the first weekly honor for Miyashiro, and Washington’s 28th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week.
Also Nominated: Alanna Resch, ARIZ; Sarah Reaves, ASU; Carli Lloyd, CAL; Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Dicey McGraw, UCLA
2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Aug. 31 - Tiffany Owens, ARIZ
Sept. 8 - Renee Bordelon, WSU
Sept. 14 - Lauren Cook, UCLA
Sept. 21 - Rachel Rourke, OSU
Sept. 28, Tamari Miyashiro, WASH
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