Mountain West Women's Volleyball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network will stream all 10 MW Conference matches this week on TheMW.com.
CSU In Top 10: Colorado State moved up one spot to No. 9 in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll this week. The Rams have made 72 appearances in the top 10 over the program’s history, ranking 19th among all Division I teams.
Three With 20 Wins: Colorado State has recorded 20 wins for the 20th consecutive season. Entering the year, the streak ranked fifth in the nation. UNLV became the second MW team to reach the 20-win mark this season after a 3-1 victory over then-No. 7 Colorado State on November 1. It was the Rebels’ first win in program history over a Top-10 opponent. Wyoming is the third team to 20 victories after beating Fresno State 3-0 on November 8.
Glenn Records 1,000 Kills-1,000 Digs: UNLV senior Daryn Glenn became the seventh Mountain West and first UNLV student-athlete to master 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. Glenn joins the elite group of Conference players after recording her 1,000th kill at Fresno State on October 25.
*Aspen McPartland, SDSU (2000-03): 1,319k-1,076d
*Michele Rauter, Wyoming (2000-03): 1,377k-1,072d
*Chelsea Goodman, BYU (2004-07): 1,493k-1,100d
*Lauren Otto, TCU (2006-09): 1,126k-1,115d
*Lisa Meeter, UNM (2007-10): 1,161k-1,130d
*Jodi Purdy, Wyoming (2009-12): 1,559k-1,278d
*Daryn Glenn, UNLV (2011-pres.): 1,052k-1,127d
Riddle Closing In On Records: New Mexico senior Chantale Riddle currently has 1,557 career kills and is 23 away from becoming the Lobos’ all-time kill leader. Tania Gooley (1991-94) holds the record of 1,579. Gooley was inducted into the UNM Hall of Honor on November 6. Riddle is 64 kills from the Mountain West record of 1,620 set by Utah’s Kim Turner (2000-03). She set the UNM points record on November 8 with 1,838. Riddle needs 228 points to break Turner’s MW record 2,065 points.
Boise State Sets MW Single Match Hitting Mark: Boise State set a Mountain West record on October 18 with a team attack percentage of .603 (53k-6e-78att) against Fresno State. The previous record was .596 (39k-5e-57att) set by Colorado State versus Air Force on November 16, 2000.
Coaching Milestones: New Mexico head coach Jeff Nelson earned his 150th career victory as the Lobos’ leader on October 25 against San José State. He is five wins away from his 400th overall victory. UNLV head coach Cindy Fredrick is three wins away from her 500th overall and San Diego State head coach Deidre Collins-Parker is two away from her 100th with the Aztecs. Grayson DuBose, the head coach at Utah State, is six wins away from his 150th overall and Aggies’ victory.
Riddle Named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week: New Mexico senior Chantale Riddle was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week on November 4. Riddle became the ninth MW player to earn the honor.
Davies and Eppright Named Capital One® Academic All-District: UNLV senior Allison Davies was named to the Capital One® Academic All-District VIII First Team, while Fresno State sophomore Maggie Eppright was named to the Second Team.
Culbert Named espnW National Player of the Week: Colorado State junior Adrianna Culbert was named the espnW Volleyball Player of the Week on October 15.
Senior CLASS Award: Wyoming middle blocker Erin Kirby Was selected as a candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. Kirby Was one of 30 student-athletes named to the list. Candidates must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. CLASS is the acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®.
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