Pac-12 announces volleyball players of the week

Offensive: Dani Drews, SO, UTAH (Sandy, Utah)
7.43 KPS, 39.2 Pct., 2.29 DPS, 8.0 PPS
• Set two program records for kills in a three-set road sweep of then-No. 15 USC and a four-set victory over Colorado.
• Set a career-high hitting .429 against the Trojans, posting a team record in three-set matches with 22 kills.
• Followed up by setting a school record in four-set matches with 30 kills against the Buffs.
• Secured her 17th double-double of the season against the Buffs, second-most in the Conference, helping the Utes earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and the 13th all-time for the Utes.

DefensiveAlexis Dirige, JR, WSU (San Francisco, Calif.)
4.5 DPS, 1.25 APS
• Led WSU defensively to a sweep of Oregon State and a five-set win over rival No. 19 Washington, the first win over the Huskies since 2016 and first home win over UW since 2009.
• Tallied 36 total digs in two wins to help WSU secure a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament, its highest seed since 2002.
• Enters the postseason ranked ranked in the top 10 in the Conference in digs per set at 4.47.
• Earns her first-career weekly honor and the 29th all-time for the Cougars.

Freshman: Brooke Nuneviller, FR, ORE (Chandler, Ariz.)
4.78 DPS, 2 SA
• Totaled 43 digs in two big road wins against No. 19 Washington (3-2) and rival Oregon State (3-1) to help the Ducks match their best Pac-12 finish in program history (T2nd).
• Helped UO secure the No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament and enters the postseason with double-digit digs in 24-straight matches.
• Tallied 509 digs during the regular season, a school freshman record, and currently leads the Pac-12 in digs per set at 5.01. She is the only Pac-12 freshman ranked in the top 10 in the category.
• Earns her fourth weekly freshman honor this season and the 10th all-time weekly freshman honor for the Ducks.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive:
Justine Spann, COLO; Willow Johnson, ORE; Audriana Fitzmorris, STAN; McKenna Woodford, WSU.
Defensive: Rachel Whipple, COLO; Ronika Stone, ORE; Grace Massey, OSU; Morgan Hentz, STAN; Brianna Doehrmann, UTAH.
Freshman: Jenna Ewert, COLO.

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 
Nov. 26 Dani Drews, UTAH Alexis Dirige, WSU Brooke Nuneviller, ORE
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