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 dropped one spot to No. 7 in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll this week. The Rams have made 70 appearances in the top 10 over the program’s history, ranking 19th among all Division I teams.
Then There Was One: No. 7 Colorado State is the only undefeated team in MW play as teams are moving into the second half of Conference play. The Rams are starting 10-0 for the third time in the past five seasons and fifth time overall.
20 Wins: Colorado State has recorded 20 wins for the 20th consecutive season. Entering the year, the streak ranked fifth in the nation. The Rams are currently on a 17-match win streak, the fourth-longest active streak in the country.
Road Wins: Colorado State extended its nation-leading, true road win streak to 26 matches on October 17 at Air Force (3-0). The Rams also pushed their overall regular season win streak away from Moby Arena to 31 with the win in Colorado Springs. CSU’s MW road win streak is currently at 19. The Rams are away this week – Oct. 30 at San Diego State and Nov. 1 at second-place UNLV.
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.): 1,007k-1,065d
Riddle Closing In On Record: New Mexico senior Chantale Riddle currently has 1,478 kills and is 102 kills away from becoming the Lobos’ all-time kill leader. Tania Gooley (1991-94) holds the record of 1,579. Riddle is 143 kills from the Mountain West record of 1,620 set by Utah’s Kim Turner (2000-03).
Air Force Reaches Milestones: With wins over San José State and Nevada last week, Air Force earned its 10th and 11th wins of the season. It marked the first time since 2003 that the Falcons have recorded double-digit victories, just the second time since moving up to Division I in 1996. The win over Nevada on October 25 was the first time Air Force has swept two conference opponents in a single season and gave the team its fifth Conference victory of the year, matching the Falcons’ record for most conference wins in the Academy’s Division I history.
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 eight wins away from his 400th overall victory. UNLV head coach Cindy Fredrick is six wins away from her 500th overall and San Diego State head coach Deidre Collins-Parker is four away from her 100th with the Aztecs. Grayson DuBose, the head coach at Utah State, is nine wins away from his 150th overall and Aggies’ victory.
Promoting Cancer Awareness: Each team in the Mountain West is promoting awareness for a cure for breast cancer during the month of October at select home matches. UNLV took things a step further to include the fight for all forms of cancer. Throughout the month each team member with a friend or family member battling cancer has been featured on the UNLV Volleyball social media channels announcing who they are playing for in the fight for a cure. Another MW student-athlete affected by the disease is New Mexico senior Chantale Riddle. Riddle’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.
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 has been selected as a candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. Kirby is 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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