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 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.
UNLV, Colorado State, and Wyoming all won to stay atop the Mountain West, while Boise State earned first conference win.
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.
This week’s VolleyMob Player of the Week, Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson, was all over the stat sheet, racking up more than six kills and three digs per set, while hitting .333 in three wins as she led her team to a 3-0 mark.
Two first timers garnered the Mountain West’s Week 2 accolades: Nevada’s Kayla Afoa is Offensive Player of the Week, while Boise State’s Jessica Donahue garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors.