Mountain West Announces Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV junior setter Alexis Patterson has earned Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Fresno State senior libero Maggie Eppright has earned MW Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week accolades for matches played through Sunday, September 11, 2016. It is the second Conference weekly award of Patterson’s career and the first honor for Eppright.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALEXIS PATTERSON, UNLV
Junior, Setter, Phoenix, Arizona / Northwest Christian HS
• Led UNLV to a 3-0 week, leading the team to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Classic championship.
• Averaged 11.75 assists and 2.75 digs per set with a .321 attack percentage over 12 sets played.
• Recorded 44 assists, 14 digs and five kills in a 3-1 win against host TAMU-CC on Friday. She also had one service ace, one block assist and with no errors had a .625 attack percentage.
• In 3-1 victory against UT-Arlington, recorded 38 assists and seven digs, with four kills, one service ace and three block assists.
• Had a career-high 59 assists and 12 digs in the second match against UTA in a 3-1 win on Saturday. She also added one kill and one block assist.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAGGIE EPPRIGHT, FRESNO STATE
Senior, Libero, San Luis Obispo, California / San Luis Obispo HS
• Led Fresno State defensively as the Bulldogs went 3-0 at the Incarnate Word Classic and earned all-tournament honors.
• Averaged 4.67 digs and a 1.000 reception percentage in 41 attempts, while playing in all nine sets.
• In a 3-0 win against Texas Southern, recorded 11 digs, two assists, one kill and three service aces.
• Posted 13 digs, three assists and one service ace in 3-0 victory against Prairie View A&M.
• On Saturday against Incarnate Word, had 18 digs and three assists in the 3-0 win.
2016 Mountain West Women's Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 29 – Elsa Descamps, So., MB, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Sierra Nobley, Jr., OH, Boise State
Sept. 12 – Alexis Patterson, Jr., S, UNLV
2016 Mountain West Women's Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 29 – Bree Hammel, Sr., RS, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Maddi Osburn, Jr., L, Boise State
Sept. 12 – Maggie Eppright, Sr., L, Fresno State