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.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MADELYN HALTEMAN, FRESNO STATE
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.
Madelyn Halteman named MW Offensive Player of the Week! #GoDogs
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— Fresno State VB (@FresnoStateVB) October 22, 2018
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KIRSTIE HILLYER, COLORADO STATE
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.
Congratulations to @khillyer32 on being named the @MountainWest Defensive Player of the Week! #PointRams
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— Colorado State Volleyball (@CSUvolleyball) October 22, 2018
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