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.
The Colorado State volleyball team extended its winning streak to eight consecutive matches with a 3-1 victory over Wyoming in a Border War battle on Tuesday night.
The top 2 teams in the Mountain West are streaking down the stretch and into a weekend meeting with conference title implications. Fresno State has won 4-straight matches, Colorado State has been victorious in 6 consecutive matchups.
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.
Colorado State never found its offensive footing, committing 30 hitting errors, partially due to 13 Wyoming blocks, in a four-set road loss on Tuesday.
RV Colorado State used a .304 attack percentage and a 9 to 3 blocking advantage to earn its 12th-straight Mountain West Conference-opening victory, 3-1, at Nevada on Thursday night. Wyoming and UNLV won via sweep.
Wyoming’s Jackie McBride was tabbed the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while Fresno State’s Reagan Leonard earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors, marking the first for each.
Wyoming was able to pull off a top-15 upset as they took down Colorado at home 3-2.