Pac-12 announces volleyball players of the week

Offensive: Alyse Ford, SR, ASU (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
6 KPS, .340 Pct., 6.4 PPS
• Notched back-to-back double-digit kills in an upset win over No. 14 USC (3-1) and a loss to No. 25 UCLA (3-1).
• Led ASU to its first win against USC since 2014 and its third win over a top-15 team this year with a match-high 25 kills on a .405 clip.
• Tallied 20-plus kills in both matches this weekend and in four matches this season. Has notched double-digit kills in six-straight matches.
• First player to be named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week since Macey Gardner on Oct. 5, 2015 and just the second weekly honoree since then, as well.
• Earns her first-career weekly honor and the 23rd all-time weekly honor for the Sun Devils.

DefensiveNaghede Abu, SR, COLO (Riverside, Calif.)
21 BLK, 2.10 BPS, 2.7 KPS, 3.9 PPS
• Tallied a total of 27 kills, hitting .355 and 21 total blocks in back-to-back five set wins on the road over No.16 Oregon and Oregon State.
• Broke the school record for blocks in a match with 17 in the victory over the Beavers.
• Needs just a single block to tie the Buffs’ career record in blocks at 565.
• Marks her third-career weekly honor and the ninth all-time for CU.

Freshman: Jenna Ewert, FR, COLO (Antioch, Calif.)
11.5 APS, 2.4 DPS, 1.4 BPS
• Notched back-to-back career-highs in assists with 55 against No. 16 Oregon (3-2) and 60 against Oregon State (3-2).
• Tied a school record with 10 blocks in a match, as only the second CU setter to achieve the feat.
• Only the second player in CU history to have a double-double with assists and blocks, and was just a pair of digs away from becoming the only triple-double recorded without 10 kills.
• Earns second freshman weekly honor this season and the sixth all-time weekly freshman honor for the Buffs.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive:
Devyn Cross, ARIZ; Mima Mirkovic, CAL; Alexa Smith; COLO; Willow Johnson, ORE; Amy Underdown, OSU; Tami Alade, STAN; Jenny Mosser, UCLA; Dani Drews, UTAH. 
Defensive: Makenna Martin, ARIZ; Courtney Leffel, ASU; Brooke Nuneviller, ORE; Grace Massey, OSU; Tami Alade, STAN; Zana Muno, UCLA; Kenzie Koerber, UTAH.
Freshman: Brooke Nuneviller, ORE; Maddie Sheehan, OSU; Emily Ryan, UCLA; Megan Yett, UTAH.

2018 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Offensive

Defensive

Freshman

Aug. 27 Brooke Botkin, USC Grace Massey, OSU Raquel Lázaro, USC
Sep. 3 Mac May, UCLA Claire Martin, WSU Raquel Lázaro, USC
Sep. 10 Kathryn Plummer, STAN Morgan Hentz, STAN Brooke Nuneviller, ORE
Sep. 17 Kathryn Plummer, STAN Morgan Hentz, STAN Maddie Sheehan, OSU
Sep. 24 Ronika Stone, ORE Lindsey Vander Weide, ORE Raquel Lázaro, USC
Oct. 1 Kendra Dahlke, ARIZ Morgan Hentz, STAN Holly Campbell, STAN 
Oct. 8 Taylor Borup, ORE Morgan Hentz, STAN Brooke Nuneviller, ORE
Oct. 15 Kathryn Plummer, STAN Morgan Hentz, STAN Raquel Lázaro, USC
Oct. 22 Jocelyn Urias, WSU Devyn Cross, ARIZ Lauren Forte, CAL
Oct. 29 Penny Tusa, WSU Tami Alade, STAN Brooke Nuneviller, ORE
Nov. 5 Claire Hoffman, WASH Tami Alade, STAN Jenna Ewert, COLO
Nov. 12 Samantha Drechsel, WASH Avie Niece, WASH Holly Campbell, STAN
Nov. 19 Alyse Ford, ASU Naghede Abu, COLO Jenna Ewert, COLO 
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