DENVER – Hawai‘i setter Kanoe Kamana`o has been named the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 30. This is the third career WAC Player of the Week for the senior, having been named player of the week once in 2004 and once earlier this season.
The Honolulu, O’ahu (Iolani School) native, averaged 16.25 assists, 3.75 digs as the Rainbow Wahine earned wins at home against Idaho and San Jose State. The senior All-American also averaged 0.88 blocks per game. Her 130 assists this weekend put the Honolulu native just four assists short of the WAC record for career assists. Kamana`o ended the week with 5,869 assists. The record is currently held by Colorado State’s Analisa Saylor who had 5,873 assists. The senior had 30 digs to move her career total to 1,125, putting her in fifth all time in the UH record books. She also moved into a tie for eighth on the UH list for career blocks with 374.
Other nominees included: Shannon Phillips of Louisiana Tech had 39 kills and earned her WAC-leading 20th double-double ... Karly Sipherd of Nevada had 19 kills and 13 block assists for the Wolf Pack last week, as Nevada went 1-1 ... Anna Callis of New Mexico State had 18 kills in two matches as the Aggies swept WAC foes Nevada and Utah State ... Jessie Shull of San Jose State 36 digs in a win at Fresno State and 28 digs in a four-game loss at No. 15 Hawai‘i.