UNLV’s Mariena Hayden Tabbed as VolleyMob Week 5 Player of the Week

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 25th, 2018 | ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12

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.

Hayden averaged 6.14 kills and 3.85 digs per set, while hitting at a .382 clip in wins over Boise State and Utah State. The sophomore posted 17 kills, 14 digs and three aces, while hitting .520 against the Broncos. She then tacked on a career-high 26 kills, 13 digs and two aces, while hitting .314 vs. Utah State. The standout weekend also earned Hayden her third straight Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Honorable Mention

Yossiana Pressley, Baylor – So., OH

Averaged 6.11 kills and 2.67 digs per set, while hitting .301; posted 16 kills and 11 digs while hitting .179 against Texas Tech; added school record and career high 39 kills and 13 digs, while hitting .390 at Iowa State; Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati – RS Jr., OH

Averaged 6.00 kills and 2.57 digs per set, while hitting .368; posted 24 kills, eight digs and three blocks while hitting .268 at Western Kentucky; added 18 kills and 10 digs on a .548 hitting effort at East Carolina; American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Lindsey Ruddins, UCSB – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.45 kills and 4.00 digs per set while hitting .231; posted 23 kills and 18 digs while hitting .257 in 3-1 loss to UC Irvine; added 25 kills and 17 digs while hitting .281 in sweep of Cal State Fullerton; Big West Conference Player of the Week

Alyssa LaFace, Eastern Michigan – Sr., L

Averaged 8.14 digs per set, while making good on all 27 serve reception chances; notched 35 digs at Central Michigan and added 22 vs. Kent State; MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

Mackenzie Kuchmaner, NC State – Sr., L

Averaged 7.5 digs per set, while making good on 30 of 31 serve reception chances; turned in 28 digs and went 14-for-14 on serve receive vs. Louisville; added school rally scoring record 32 digs, 2 aces and 2 assists, while making good on 16 of 17 serve reception tires vs. Notre Dame

Other Notables

Lindsey Vander Weide, Oregon – Sr., OH

Averaged 4.00 kills and 4.78 digs per set, while hitting .255; posted 14 kills and 15 digs, while hitting .308 vs. Oregon State; notched 22 kills and career-high 28 digs while hitting .222 against Washington State, surpassing the 1,000 dig milestone and joining the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club; Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Adanna Rollins, Minnesota – Fr., OH

Averaged 4.00 kills and 4.33 digs per set while hitting .265; notched 13 kills and 11 digs, while hitting at a .303 clip (13-3-33) vs. Penn State; added 11 kills and team-best 15 digs while hitting .226 (11-4-31) vs. Maryland; Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Casey Goodwin, Liberty – Jr., RS

Averaged 4.83 kills, 2.17 digs and 1.17 blocks per set, while hitting .500; notched 16 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks and 2 aces, while hitting .379 against North Florida; tallied 13 kills, six digs and five blocks, while hitting .684 against Jacksonville

Emily DeWalt, Texas State – Fr., S

Averaged 13.00 assists and 3.57 digs per set, while guiding the team to a .347 hitting effort in wins over ULM and Louisiana; notched 38 assists and 11 digs vs. ULM and added 53 assists and 14 digs vs. Louisiana; Sun Belt Setter and Freshman of the Week

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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