Hayden, Copeland Selected as Mountain West Players of the Week

  0 volleymob | September 10th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Mountain West, News

Courtesy: Mountain West Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – UNLV’s Mariena Hayden was selected as the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while Wyoming’s Reed Copeland earned the MW Defensive Player of the Week for action through Sept. 8. It’s the second time that Copeland has earned the weekly recognition and the first time for Hayden.’


Sophomore, Outside Hitter, Belle Plaine, Minnesota / Belle Plaine HS

  • The MVP of the Rebel Challenge, Hayden led UNLV to a three-win weekend with victories over Fordham, Cal State Fullerton and Eastern Kentucky.
  • She recorded 49 kills, 16 aces and added 26 digs during the weekend. Her performance versus Fordham included a double-double (17 kills-13 digs).
  • In a pair of sweeps against Cal State Fullerton and Eastern Kentucky, Hayden notched 32 kills and added 11 aces combined.
  • During the weekend, the sophomore averaged 4.90 kills per set and 2.60 digs per set.


Senior, Middle Blocker, Federal Way, Washington / Todd Beamer HS

  • Competing in the UniWyo Invite, the Cowgirls won three matches against Binghamton, Arizona State and Murray State.
  • During the weekend, Copeland registered 28 blocks.
  • Recorded her first double-double of the season against Arizona State with 11 blocks and 11 kills.
  • She added 24 kills on 48 total attacks, hitting at a .438 clip during the weekend. She notched four digs on her way to being added to the UniWyo Invitational All-Tournament team.

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

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

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