Courtesy: West Coast Conference
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Volleyball Player of the Week for October 15, 2018.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BLOSSOM SATO, SR., S – PEPPERDINE
Senior setter Blossom Sato led the Waves, the second-place team in the WCC standings this week, to a straight-sweep over the third-place team in the standings Loyola Marymount. Each PCH Cup rival was receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll last week, with the Waves earning two votes and the Lions six. Sato propelled her team to three 25-18 set wins over LMU on Saturday, dishing out 37 assists for 12.33 assists/set en route to a .371 collective team hitting percentage. Sato also posted 1.67 digs/set with five digs, 0.67 blocks/set with two block assists and 0.33 total points.
If you haven't heard yet, @blossom_sato is your @WCCsports Player of the Week this week! Get all the details about how she led the Waves to a #sweep over LMU last week here! #WavesUp
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— Pepperdine W. Volley (@WavesVolleyball) October 15, 2018
Sato assisted the Waves to 46 kills with only 10 errors on 97 swings. She spread out the offense to five players hitting above a .312 hitting percentage and five players with six kills or more. Two players hit for double-figure kills with 14 on a .357 clip and 13 on a .346 output respectively. Sato also helped the middles to seven kills on a .583 percentage and six kills on a .417 output respectively.
Also Nominated: Katie Barker, Portland; Heather Gneiting, BYU; Kaitlyn Lines, Pacific; Alex O’Sullivan, Saint Mary’s; Addie Picha, San Diego; Sarah Penner, Gonzaga
2018 WCC Volleyball Player of the Week
10/15/18 – Blossom Sato, Pepperdine
10/8/18 – Roni Jones-Perry, BYU
10/1/18 – Roni Jones-Perry, BYU
9/24/18 – Hannah Frohling, Pepperdine
9/17/18 – Lyndie Haddock-Eppich, BYU
9/10/18 – Tess Reid, Loyola Marymount
9/3/18 – Roni Jones-Perry, BYU
8/27/18 – Shayla Hoeft, Portland