Cal State Northridge’s Sato/Owens Named Big West Pair of the Week

  0 volleymob | April 23rd, 2018 | Big West, College - Beach, News

Courtesy: Big West Conference

At the No. 1 pair, Cal State Northridge’s Katie Sato (Calabasas, Calif./Agora HS) and Aeryn Owens (Alta Loma, Calif./Alta Loma HS) earned Big West Pairs Team of the Week Honors after a perfect weekend on the sand.

• The tandem went 3-0 on the weekend to improve to 17-6 on the season

• The pair took back-to-back matches in straight-sets, winning six of seven sets played in three contests

• Sato and Owens secured a key point in CSUN’s 3-2 victory over CSU Bakersfield, helping the Matadors to an undefeated weekend heading into the Big West Tournament

• The pair has won three straight and eight of its last 10 matches played

• The pair is now 12-3 this season in dual match competition and 5-3 in tournament play

• This is the first award for the tandem and for CSUN in 2018


Cal State Northridge is 17-6 on the year and takes a three-match win streak into this weekend’s Big West Tournament in Honolulu. The fourth-seeded Matadors begin the competition with a 4 p.m. ET match against No. 5 seed Cal State Bakersfield.

The tournament, which is being hosted by the University of Hawaii on Queens Beach in Honolulu, is slated for April 27-29 with the team title being awarded on Saturday and the pairs champion being crowned on Sunday.

Other’s nominated: Taylor Nelson & Adlee Van Winden (CP), Aleksandra Djodjevic & Briannah Mariner (CSUB)


Katie Sato – Aeryn Owens – Big West pair of the week

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