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.
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.
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas has turned a corner in the 2018 season, led by new Head Coach Dawn Sullivan and Sophomore OH Mariena Hayden.
Weber State’s Hannah Hill and Florida Gulf Coast’s Sheronda Pickering have hit at a .451 clip, the best mark nationally thus far in 2018. Check out the rest of the national individual and team leaders through Week 6.
Five weeks into the 2018 season and after one week of conference action, here’s a look at who leads the nation statistically.
A stellar and efficient hitting effort coupled with a strong defensive stand earned UNLV outside hitter Mariena Hayden the Week 5 VolleyMob Player of the Week nod.
UNLV’s Mariena Hayden was selected as the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for a Conference best third consecutive week, while Wyoming’s Reed Copeland earned the MW Defensive Player of the Week honors for contests through Sept. 23.
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.
Nebraska and Michigan each have held their foes to a .109 hitting effort, the lowest opponent percentages in the country. Both teams will put their defense to the test, when they face off on Friday in Lincoln.