Colorado State’s Katie Oleksak has been named MW Player of the Year, while Boise State’s Morgan Hughes and Jessica Donahue have been named MW Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Colorado State’s Tom Hilbert earned MW Coach of the Year honors.
San Diego State entered the Mountain West Conference slate with a 1-14 mark and a 10-match losing streak. Though picked to finish 3rd in the preseason conference poll along with Boise State with 75 points, that result seemed to be a tall order for the Aztecs.
San Diego State is on a roll, notching its 5th win in a row Thursday night against New Mexico. Despite possessing a 6-14 record overall, the Aztecs have gone 4-3 since beginning conference action. Fresno State, Colorado State, Wyoming, San Jose State and Fresno State also played their way to conference wins.
This week’s Mountain West play opens on Tuesday, October 9 when Nevada visits San Jose State. The New Mexico Lobos, which lead the league at 5-1 and are off to their best start since the 2013 season, are back in action on Friday.
Wyoming’s Jackie McBride earned Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors, while San Diego State’s Deja Harris garnered the Defensive Player of the Week award for contests through Oct. 7.
The Mountain West race heated up Thursday night as it took 5 sets to solve 3 of 5 matchups. Fresno State stays undefeated in conference play with a sweep of Utah State, while UNLV downed San Jose State in 4 sets.
Oregon State, which received votes in VolleyMob’s latest power rankings release, and 10th-ranked USC both turned in undefeated weekend resumes at the SDSU/USD Tournament held in San Diego, Calif., this past weekend.
Portland won its 3rd tournament in a row, claiming the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge with victories over San Diego State, Hawaii and Idaho inside the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.
Portland extended its program-best start to 8-0 with a 5 set victory at Hawaii and Idaho rebounded with a 4 set win over San Diego State at the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge inside Stan Sheriff Center Friday.