Pac-12 announces volleyball players of the week

Offensive: Khalia Lanier, SO, USC (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
4.22 kps, .319 pct., 2.56 dps, 4.8 pps
• Led USC to wins over a pair of ranked opponents last week, defeating #15 Utah, 3-1, and #25 Colorado in a five-set thriller.
• Powered the Trojans offense with 38 kills for a 4.22 kills per set average and a .319 hitting percentage.
• Tallied her sixth double-double of the season with 21 kills and 14 digs against the Buffaloes for the 22nd of her career.
• Recorded four service aces (three in a row) in the win over the Buffs, hitting over .300 in each match.
• Earns second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season for USC’s 73rd all-time weekly award.

Defensive: Grace Massey, FR, Oregon State (Beaverton, Ore.)
36 digs, 4.5 dps
• Led Oregon State to victories over Arizona, 3-0, and Arizona State, 3-2, for a complete season-sweep of the Arizona schools for the first time since 1990. 
• Averaged 4.50 digs per set, added four assists and a service ace.
• Registered 18 digs in each of the Beavers' wins over the weekend and helped OSU to its first sweep in the desert since 1993.
• Picks up second Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week nod of the season and 23rd all-time weekly honor for Oregon State.

Freshman: Kylee McLaughlin, FR, Oregon State (Carrollton, Texas)
10.25 aps, .375 pct., 2.38 dps, 3 blk
• Directed the Beavers' offense to a pair of wins last week over Arizona, 3-0, and Arizona State, 3-2.
• Tallied 35 assists in a sweep of Arizona, the first OSU win in Tucson since 1993.
• Led the Beavers to a five-set victory at ASU, an effort that included a career-high five kills and contributed 47 assists and 14 digs.
• Helped Oregon State to wins in eight of the last 10 matches.
• Earns second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award and the Beavers’ 10th all-time freshman nod.  

ALSO NOMINATED
Offensive:
Kendra Dahlke, ARIZ; Oluoma Okaro, ASU; Taylor Agost, ORE; Maddie Goings, OSU; Madeleine Gates, UCLA; Adora Anae, UTAH; Kathryn Plummer, STAN; Crissy Jones, WASH; Taylor Mims, WSU.

Defensive: Kendra Dahlke, ARIZ; Makenna Martin, ARIZ; Halle Harker, ASU; Alex Hojnar, ORE; Morgan Hentz, STAN; Madeleine Gates, UCLA; Victoria Garrick, USC; Tia Scambray, WASH; Alexis Dirige, WSU.

Freshman: Candice Denny, ARIZ; Griere Hughes, ASU; Meghan McClure, STAN; Jenny Mosser, UCLA; Brooke Botkin, USC; Lauren Sanders, WASH.

2017 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Offensive Defensive Freshman
Aug. 28 Khalia Lanier, USC Zana Muno, UCLA Mac May, UCLA
Sept. 4 Mary-Kate Marshall, OSU Tawnee Luafalemana, UTAH Dani Barton, UTAH
Sept. 11 Taylor Agost, ORE Berkeley Oblad, UTAH Mima Mirkovic, CAL
Sept. 18 Alexa Smith, COLO Halle Harker, ASU Brynna DeLuzio, COLO
Sept. 25 Brittany Abercrombie, USC Victoria Garrick, USC Mac May, UCLA
Oct. 2 Brittany Abercrombie, USC Naghede Abu, COLO Brynna DeLuzio, COLO
Oct. 9 Adora Anae, UTAH Berkeley Oblad, UTAH Lauren Sanders, WASH
Oct. 16 Mary-Kate Marshall, OSU  Grace Massey, OSU Maddie Goings, OSU
Oct. 23 Mary-Kate Marshall, OSU  Morgan Hentz, STAN Kylee McLaughlin, OSU
Oct. 30 Kathryn Plummer, STAN Tia Scambray, WASH Brynna Deluzio, COLO
Nov. 6 Merete Lutz, STAN  Madeleine Gates, UCLA Brynna Deluzio, COLO
Nov. 13 Khalia Lanier, USC  Grace Massey, OSU Kylee McLaughlin, OSU
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