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Pac-12 announces volleyball players of the week

Aug 27, 2018

Offensive: Brooke Botkin, SO, USC (Pearland, Texas.)
4.33 kps, .248 pct., 2.82 dps, 0.08 bps, 4.6 pps
• Powered USC to three wins including two over ranked opponents - No. 5 Kentucky (3-1) and No. 13 Creighton (3-2), while also adding a sweep over Northern Iowa.
• Set career highs of 25 kills and 27 points against Creighton, and matched career highs of 57 attacks and 12 digs.
• Opened her collgiate career with 19 kills in a 3-1 win over the Wildcats, adding 11 digs.
• Recorded two double-doubles this weekend, reaching double-digit digs in all three matches.
• It is the first weekly honor for Botkin and the 75th all-time for USC.

Defensive:  Grace Massey, SO, DS (Beaverton, Ore.)
4.33 dps, 0.07 kps, 0.3 pps
• Named as co-MVP at the Iowa State Challenge, a rarity for a libero, after leading the Beavers to a 2-1 record, all of which were decided in five sets.
• Had over 20 digs in the first two matches of the season, registering 22 digs in a season-opening win vs. Virginia, followed by 28 in a loss to Mississippi. Also had a pair of aces against the Cavaliers.
• Solid passing and 15 digs helped the Beavers to upset #21 Iowa State in Ames.
• Third-career defensive player of the week honor for Massey, and the 31st all-time weekly nod for OSU.

Freshman:  Raquel Lazaro, FR, USC (Cordoba, Spain)
11.57 aps, 2.67 dps, 0.67 bps
• In her first-collegiate matches (and first time playing in the U.S.), led the Trojans to three wins and the Trojan Invitational title.
• Defeated No. 5 Kentucky (3-1) in her first-ever college match, and helped USC beat Northern Iowa (3-0) and No. 13 Creighton (3-2).
• Her 55 assists against The Wildcats were the highest single-match total by a Trojan since 2012 (Hayley Crone).
• Recorded her first-career double-double with 53 assists and 22 digs in win over the Bluejays.
• Guided USC to a .248 hitting percentage across the three matches with 175 kills.
• 15th all-time freshman of the week honor for the Trojans.

ALSO NOMINATED
Offensive
:  Kendra Dahlke, ARIZ; Ivana Jeremic, ASU; Mima Mirkovic, CAL; Justine Spann, COLO; Willow Johnson, ORE; Maddie Goings, OSU; Meghan McClure, STAN; Jenny Mosser, UCLA; Lauga Gauta, UTAH; Kara Bajema, WASH; Taylor Mims, WSU.
Defensive: Devyn Cross, ARIZ; Rachel WBrooke Nuneviller, ORE; Morgan Hentz, STAN; Zana Muno, UCLA; Brianna Doehrmann, UTAH; Avie Niece, WASH; Alexis Dirige, WSU.
Freshman: Jade Blevins, CAL; Danielle Price, COLO; Brooke Nuneviller, ORE; Lindsey Schell, OSU; Holly Campbell, STAN; Devon Chang, UCLA; Phoebe Grace, UTAH; Ella May Powell, WASH.

2018 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Defensive Freshman
Brooke Botkin, USC Grace Massey, OSU Raquel Lazaro, USC