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.
Defensive: Naghede 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.
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
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