Halteman, Hillyer Named Mountain West’s Best of Week 9

  0 volleymob | October 22nd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Mountain West, News

Courtesy: Mountain West Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fresno State’s Madelyn Halteman and Colorado State’s Kirstie Hillyer earned the Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, for contests through Oct. 21. It’s the first time in Halteman’s career she is being recognized, while Hillyer was tabbed for the third time.



Junior, Setter, Turlock, California / Pitman HS

  • Halteman led the Bulldogs to two wins against Nevada and San José State this past weekend, leading Fresno State to its best record through 22 games since 2003.
  • Notching 89 assists, 21 digs and four block assists in the two contests, Halteman moved into fifth place in school history in career assists.
  • The Fresno State setter tallied a career-best 52 assists in a four set contest against San José State and added 13 digs, four aces and three kills.
  • The junior averaged 11.12 assists per set, 2.62 digs per set and 1.38 points per set during the weekend.
  • Fresno State is 8-1 in Mountain West action, which is the best record in program history through nine matches.



Junior, Middle Blocker, Bayfield, Colorado / Bayfield HS

  • Hillyer tallied 13 blocks in two victories against UNLV (7) and New Mexico (6).
  • The junior middle blocker notched two solo blocks and five assisted blocks versus New Mexico. Helped limit the Lobos to an attacking percentage of .059. Offensively, Hillyer added nine kills on 15 attacks.
  • Versus UNLV, Hillyer garnered six blocks and helped the Rams defense limit the Rebels to a .154 hitting percentage. In the contest, she added 11 kills on 21 attacks.

2018 Mountain West Women’s Volleyball 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

2018 Mountain West Women’s Volleyball 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

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