From the MPSF
Senior middle blocker Taylor Averill was named men’s volleyball’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Molten Player of the Week (Jan. 19-25). It is Averill’s second weekly conference award this season.
The San Jose, Calif. native played a big role, along with his teammates, in netting two consecutive victories last weekend over UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 16 & 18), ending a seven-match losing streak to the Gauchos. The Rainbow Warriors improved to a 5-1 record, opening MPSF-play 2-0.
Averill accumulated a .513 middle attack (25-5-39) for the two-game series, while adding 10 blocks (2 solo), four digs, and one service ace.
The Warriors will take one week off before flying out for their road-opening series against No. 3 UC Irvine, Jan. 28 and Jan. 30 for another MPSF match-up.
As for the Poll:
Loyola stays at 1. Lewis up 5 to 2. then UCI, BYU, sc, Pepperdine,
and then Hawaii
Yes, agree that Lewis moving up to 2 is surprising. They beat Carthage and Harvard. seriously.