Courtesy: Mountain West Conference
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced today that Colorado State’s Kirstie Hillyer and San José State’s Luiza Andrade have earned the MW Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively, for contests played through Nov. 11. It marks the fifth time that Hillyer has received the weekly honor and the fourth time for Andrade.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KIRSTIE HILLYER, COLORADO STATE
Junior, Middle Blocker, Bayfield, Colorado / Bayfield HS
- Led Colorado State to a pair of road victories last week over Utah State and Boise State, bringing the Rams within one victory of clinching their 15th regular season Mountain West championship and 20th overall.
- The middle blocker led CSU on both sides of the ball, recording a team-best 28 kills, while hitting .449 and recording 10 blocks for the week.
- In the final match of the week at Boise State, notched 19 kills and had a .607 hitting percentage.
- Also added four blocks in the win against the Broncos, including a solo stuff. For the week, the junior averaged 4.0 kills per set, 1.43 blocks per set and a .449 hitting percentage.
Congratulations to @khillyer32 on earning her third MW weekly award! #PointRams
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— Colorado State Volleyball (@CSUvolleyball) November 12, 2018
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LUIZA ANDRADE, SAN JOSÉ STATE
Senior, Libero, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil / Anglo Americano
- Averaged 5.29 digs, 2.00 assists and 0.29 service aces per set as the Spartans went 2-0 on the week, defeating Nevada and Air Force.
- Recorded her ninth match with at least 20 digs this season, as she had 20 digs in a three-set win over Air Force.
- Added eight assists and a service ace against the Falcons.
- Also tallied 17 digs, six assists and an ace in a 3-1 win at Nevada on Nov. 6.
- Now has 1,599 career digs, which is 10th all-time on the MW career list.
Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 – Jackie McBride, So., MB, Wyoming
Sept. 3 – Kayla Afoa, So., OH, Nevada
Sept. 10 – Mariena Hayden, So., OH, UNLV
Sept. 17 – Mariena Hayden, So., OH, UNLV
Sept. 24 – Mariena Hayden, So., OH, UNLV
Oct. 1 – Victoria Spragg, Sr., MB, New Mexico
Oct. 8 – Jackie McBride, So., MB, Wyoming
Oct. 15 – Paulina Hougaard-Jensen, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Oct. 22 – Madelyn Halteman, Jr., S, Fresno State
Oct. 29 – Kirstie Hillyer, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Nov. 5 – Taylor Slover, Sr., OH, Fresno State
Nov. 12 – Kirstie Hillyer, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 – Reagan Leonard, So., L, Fresno State
Sept. 3 – Jessica Donahue, Fr., MB, Boise State
Sept. 10 – Reed Copeland, Sr., MB, Wyoming
Sept. 17 – Elsa Descamps, Sr., MB, UNLV
Sept. 24 – Reed Copeland, Sr., MB, Wyoming
Oct. 1 – Reagan Leonard, So., L/DS, Fresno State
Oct. 8 – Deja Harris, Sr., MB, San Diego State
Oct. 15 – Haile Watson, Sr., MB, Fresno State
Oct. 22 – Kirstie Hillyer, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Oct. 29 – Mariessa Carrasco, Sr., MB, New Mexico
Nov. 5 – Morgan Hughes, Sr., MB, Boise State
Nov. 12 – Luiza Andrade, Sr, L, San José State