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 Mountain West announced that San José State’s Thaliana Grajeda and Luiza Andrade have earned the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for Week 13.
The Mountain West announced today that Colorado State’s Kirstie Hillyer and San José State’s Luiza Andrade have earned the MW Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards.
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.
With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Fresno State Bulldogs are 8-1 in Mountain West play, remaining in first place. Play begins Tuesday with New Mexico facing UNLV. Five matches each follow on Thursday and Saturday.
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.
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 is the preseason favorite for the fifth consecutive season to claim the Mountain West title.
Fernanda Vido had a team-high 18 kills to help San Jose State defeat #23 Colorado State in a five-set battle.
Jasmine Hanna became the all-time Colorado State kills leader in Thursday night’s sweep of SJSU.