Drechsel, Crenshaw Grab Weekly Pac-12 Accolades
SEATTLE - For the fourth time this season, the Husky volleyball team took two of the three Pac-12 weekly awards following a series win over Stanford. Samantha Drechsel was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week today and Shannon Crenshaw was named Defensive Player of the Week, both winning the respective honors for the second time this season.
This season, the Huskies have earned four Offensive Players of the Week, three Defensive Players of the Week, and three Freshman of the Week awards for 10 total honors. That surpasses the nine awards won during the 2014 season for most in school history.
Drechsel averaged 4.67 kills per set, 3.78 digs per set, and 0.78 blocks per set last week while hitting .353 and adding three aces. In the first match-up with the Cardinal, Drechsel was one off her career-high with 23 kills, hitting a career-high .588 and tying her career-high with 18 digs. She had another double-double in the 3-2 win on Sunday, with 19 kills and 16 digs. The senior also had critical block assists to win the third set, 33-31, and to win the fifth set and the match, 16-14.
Crenshaw had 4.89 digs per set on the week, including a career-high 26 digs in the five set Sunday win. Her efforts were part of 98 digs for the Huskies in the win, which was the most in the Pac-12 this season and second-most by a Husky squad since 2014. Crenshaw also had 18 digs in the Friday match. She added a career-high seven assists on Friday and set six more on Sunday.
Washington wraps up the regular season with two road matches at Cal this Thursday and Saturday. The Huskies (15-3) can win a sixth Pac-12 title with two victories this week.