Oregon right side Taylor Agost led the way in the week three Pac-12 weekly awards as the senior collected the latest Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor.
The Oregon native averaged 3.11 kills (while hitting .619) and 0.89 blocks per set over the span of three matches this past weekend as the Ducks went a perfect 3-0. Two of those three wins came against teams receiving votes in the VolleyMob Top 25 (both last week and this), as Agost netted 11 kills while hitting .733 vs. Wichita State and nine kills on a .750 clip vs. Cal Poly.
Joining Agost on the week 3 Pac-12 awards is Berkeley Oblad of Utah and Mima Mirkovic of California, as each (including Agost) earned their first weekly Pac-12 award of the 2017 season.
Oblad, a junior middle blocker from Henderson, Nevada, starred in an undefeated week for her Utah Utes. Oblad posted 2.36 kills per set while hitting .477, but what got her on the weekly Pac-12 awards was her 1.45 blocks and 0.27 digs per set as she took home the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. Four of her 16 blocks for the week came in the Utes biggest win as they took a top-25 San Diego squad.
Mirkovic rounds out the trio as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. The Irvine, California native notched 3.36 kills and 2.91 digs per set for Cal as she hit .333 to lead the Golden Bears to a 3-0 week and an 8-1 start. She was extremely key in one of the wins over Rice, as she helped Cal overcome a 23-21 deficit in the fourth and final set with three kills in the final 12 points to push Cal to a 29-27 set win.
Other nominees and previous Pac-12 weekly award winners can be seen below via the Pac-12 conference:
Offensive: Oluoma Okaro, ASU; Antzela Dempi, CAL; Alexa Smith, COLO; Mary-Kate Marshall, OSU; Kathryn Plummer, STAN; Jordan Dunn, USC; Bailey Choy, UTAH; Marion Hazelwood, OSU; Jocelyn Urias, WSU.
Defensive: Halle Harker, ASU; Jessica Gafney, CAL; Naghede, Abu, COLO; Ronika Stone, ORE; Audrianna Fitzmorris, STAN; Zana Muno, UCLA; Victoria Garrick, USC; Tia Scambray, WASH; Jocelyn Urias, WSU.
Freshman: Griere Hughes, ASU; Brynna Deluzio, COLO; Maddie Goings, OSU; Brooke Botkin, USC, Dani Barton, UTAH.
2017 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Aug. 28||Khalia Lanier, USC||Zana Muno, UCLA||Mac May, UCLA|
|Sept. 4||Mary-Kate Marshall, OSU||Tawnee Luafalemana, Utah||Dani Barton, Utah|
|Sept. 11||Taylor Agost, ORE||Berkeley Oblad, Utah||Mima Mirkovic, CAL|