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WAC Volleyball Players of the Week Announced

WAC Volleyball Players of the Week Announced

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DENVER –
Utah Valley sophomore outside hitter Kazna Tarawhiti and senior middle blocker Makaila Jarema have been named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively, for the week of Oct. 14-20. This is the second WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and fourth of her career for Tarawhiti and the second of the season and fourth of her career for Jarema.

Tarawhiti, a Lehi, Utah native, averaged WAC bests of 4.75 points and 4.0 kills on .488 hitting to go along with 0.33 service aces to lead the Wolverines to a 2-0 mark on the week. She posted a career-high in WAC matches .538 hitting percentage with 16 kills against Chicago State last Monday. Tarawhiti followed it up with eight kills and just one error on 17 attempts in a sweep of Seattle U, when she also added two service aces. She currently leads the WAC in kills (3.83) and points (4.36) per set.

Jarema, a Highland, Utah native, averaged a WAC-best 1.83 blocks per set last week. She tallied a season-high eight blocks in a sweep of Seattle U on Saturday. Jarema currently leads the WAC in blocks (1.47) per set.
 
Other offensive nominees included: Cassidy Dennison of California Baptist averaged 3.00 kills and 3.1 points per set last week ... CSU Bakersfield's Sidney Wicks averaged 10.80 assists, 0.80 kills, 0.20 service aces and 1.3 points per set on the week ... Kaira Moss of Grand Canyon averaged 3.4 kills on .424 hitting and 4.2 points on the week ... Kansas City's Alicia Harrington averaged 3.63 kills and 4.1 points per set last week ... Cat Kelly of NM State averaged 3.57 kills and 3.7 points per set as the Aggies went 2-0 ... Seattle U's Rachel Stark averaged 2.67 kills and 2.8 points per set last week ... Barbara Silva of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 3.0 kills on .412 hitting and 3.2 points per set last week.

Other defensive nominees included: California Baptist's Nicole Abreu averaged 3.63 digs per set ... Kaira Moss of Grand Canyon averaged 1.50 blocks and 0.50 digs per set last week ... Kansas City's Alex Ratzlaff averaged 4.25 digs per set ... Analyssa Acosta of NM State averaged 4.14 digs per set ... Seattle U's Tijana Milojevic averaged 3.50 digs per set ... Sarah Cruz of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 1.14 blocks and 2.00 digs per set.