Pac-12 announces volleyball players of the week
Offensive: Kara Bajema, SR, Washington (Lynden, Wash.)
5.43 KPS, .356 Pct., 2.71 DPS, 1.14 BPS, 6.4 PPS
• Led No. 10 Washington to a sweep of then-No. 9 Wisconsin (3-1 and 3-0), including a home opener that hosted a record-breaking 3,788 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena.
• Recorded 19 kills and 11 digs in the opening meeting of the home-and-home series in Madison, Wis., becoming the 19th Husky to reach 1,000 career kills.
• Posted 19 kills with a .515 hitting percentage in the closing match of the series in Seattle, helping the Huskies to a .457 percentage, their highest vs. a top-25 team since 2009, and a 5-0 record on the season against ranked opponents.
• Second-straight offensive player of the week honor and third of her career. With Avie Niece’s defensive nod, it is Washington’s 69th all-time.
Defensive: Avie Niece, SR, Washington (Bellevue, Wash)
.200 Pct., 2.00 BPS
• Helped the 10th-ranked Huskies earn back-to-back victories in a home-and-home series over ninth-ranked Wisconsin (3-1 and 3-0).
• Recorded a career-high 10 blocks in Washington’s four-set victory in Madison, Wis., to help hold the Badgers to a season-low .203 attack percentage, in front of a crowd of over 7,000 fans.
• Had four blocks in the second meeting against the Badgers in Seattle where the Huskies had a record-setting attendance, as well.
• One-third of Wisconsin's attack errors were due to Niece’s blocks in both matches.
• Second-career player of the week honor and, with Kara Bajema’s player of the week honor, it is Washington’s 69th all-time.
Freshman: Kendall Kipp, FR, Stanford (Newport Beach, Calif.)
2.63 KPS,.255 Pct., 3.1 PPS
• Helped then-No. 2 Stanford go 1-1 on the week defeating then-No. 1 Nebraska (3-1) and falling to then-No. 12 BYU (3-1) as the Cardinal faced its fifth and sixth-straight top-12 opponents.
• Notched three blocks to help force the Huskers to their lowest attacking percentage of the season (.150), and first loss of the year.
• Matched her career-high with 11 kills on .310 hitting percentage against Nebraska, and posted 10 kills and a career-high four blocks against the Cougars.
• Named freshman of the week for the first time this season. It is the 24th all-time freshman nod for a Cardinal.
Offensive: Elizabeth Shelton, ARIZ; Andrea Mitrovic, ASU; Maddie Haynes, CAL; Meegan Hart, COLO; Ronika Stone, ORE; Kory Cheshire, OSU; Kathryn Plummer, STAN; Dani Drews, UTAH, Alexcis Lusby, WSU.
Defensive: Devyn Cross, ARIZ; Courtney Leffel, ASU; Rachel Whipple, COLO; Georgia Murphy, ORE; Grace Massey, OSU; Morgan Hentz, STAN; Magda Jehlarova, WSU.
Freshman: Kennedi Boyd, ASU; Sterling Parker, COLO; Kylie Robinson, ORE; Zoe Weatherington, UTAH; Alexcis Lusby, WSU.