Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
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.
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.
New Mexico’s middle blocker Victoria Spragg was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while Fresno State’s Reagan Leonard earned the MW Defensive Player of the Week for contests through Sept. 30.
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.