Stanford junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was voted the Pac-12 Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year, while teammates Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz were tabbed as Setter and Libero of the Year and USC’s Raquel Lazaro was selected as Freshman of the Year.
Arizona State’s Alyse Ford was tabbed as Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, while Colorado’s Naghede Abu and Jenna Ewert were honored as Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week respectively.
2nd-ranked Stanford showed its clout, besting 11th-ranked USC in straight sets to stay perfect in league play at 11-0. Upsets were the storyline outside of that, as Utah topped 20th-ranked Washington and California stunned 19th-ranked UCLA.
21st-ranked UCLA overcame 17th-ranked Washington on the road for the first time since 2003, ending a 9-match losing streak against the Huskies overall. 16th-ranked Oregon, RV Arizona, 2nd-ranked Stanford, Utah and 20th-ranked Washington State also earned Friday night Pac-12 wins.
Raquel Lazaro had nearly 60 assists and over 20 digs as she fed the USC pins enough to down (RV) Arizona State on a loaded night for the Pac-12.
No. 23 UCLA continued its recent dominance of Arizona State, winning its seventh straight in the series and 13th in the last 15 meetings with a sweep on Wednesday.
Four of 5 Sunday Pac-12 Conference matchups took 5 sets to solve, as 2nd-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked USC, 14th-ranked Washington, 16th-ranked Oregon and Arizona registered victories.
#14 Washington survived a five set thriller against Washington State while #16 Oregon and Arizona defeated their in-state rivals for first conference win.
Two-time Pac-12 Honorable Mention outside hitter Alyse Ford is staying in conference but switching schools from USC to Arizona State.
Junior outside Alyse Ford notched 14 kills as #13 USC defeated Washington State in straight sets.