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.
Four of the five home teams came up with wins on Saturday with San Jose State sweeping Boise State being the lone exception. Colorado State’s win over Fresno State kept the Rams a half game up on the Bulldogs atop the league standings.
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.
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 beat San Diego State in four sets to remain in first in the Mountain West while Boise State swept Nevada, and Fresno State and Utah State picked up four set victories Thursday night.
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.
Northern Kentucky’s Haley Libs recorded her 1,000th dig last weekend, earning membership into the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club, while seven players each reached 1,000 kills or 1,000 digs.
RV Portland, 1 of 7 remaining undefeated volleyball programs in NCAA Division I, and 13th-ranked Washington put up 3-0 marks at the Boise State Classic to close out nonconference action over the weekend.