Taylor was nominated for POW, gone UCI’s Pickrell
from the Big West
Greeley Freshman of the Week
Hawai‘i outside hitter Kalei Greeley (Riverside, Calif./King HS) notched Big West Women’s Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week honors with a pair of double-digit kill performances.
Greeley averaged 3.00 kills and 2.43 digs to help the Rainbow Wahine sweep Cal Poly and defeat UC Santa Barbara in four sets at home last week. The two wins helped UH take sole control of second place in the Big West.
Nearly missing a double-double in both matches, Greeley posted 11 kills and nine digs while hitting .308 (11-3-26) against Cal Poly. She had 10 kills and eight digs to go along with one block assist against the Gauchos.
Others nominated: Niki Withers (Cal State Fullerton); Lauren Conati (CSUN); Ashley Murray (Long Beach State); Aima Eichie (UC Davis)
Career-High In Digs Nets Mendoza Defensie Honors
Hawai‘i senior Sarah Mendoza (Santa Barbara, Calif./Irvine Valley College) earned Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honors after notching a career-high 25 digs in an important conference victory.
The libero led the Rainbow Wahine with 14 digs against Cal Poly and a career-high 25 versus UC Santa Barbara in a pair of victories. The four-set win over the Gauchos came after UCSB had pinned a three-set upset on CSUN, the highest-rated Big West team in the NCAA’s Ratings Percentage Index.
Mendoza ranks No. 4 in the Big West with 4.15 digs per set, and she has recorded 20 or more digs in five matches this season.
Others nominated: Paige Reed (Cal State Fullerton); Casey Hinger (CSUN); Tyler Jackson (Long Beach State); Aima Eichie (UC Davis); Shelley Anderson (UC Irvine); Ali Spindt (UC Santa Barbara)