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This Week in WAC Volleyball - Nov. 4

This Week in WAC Volleyball - Nov. 4

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KANSAS CITY'S HARRINGTON, GRAND CANYON'S KUBINSKI NAMED WAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Kansas City senior outside hitter Alicia Harrington and Grand Canyon sophomore middle blocker Annabelle Kubinski have been named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively, for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3. This is the first honor of the season and second of her career for Harrington and the first-ever honor for Kubinski.

Harrington, a Cedar Falls, Iowa native, averaged WAC bests of 6.17 points and 5.33 kills on a season-high .406 hitting percentage to lead the Roos to a sweep at Chicago State. She finished the match with 16 kills on 32 attempts with just three errors. Harrington now ranks third in the WAC with 3.46 kills per set this season.

Kubinski, an Albuquerque, N.M. native, led the WAC with a 2.17 blocks per set average in a pair of road wins. Grand Canyon hit the 20-win mark Saturday when it defeated Utah Valley for the first time in program history to become one of just 15 teams in the nation with 20 wins. Kubinski opened the week with a career-high seven blocks at Seattle U. She followed it up with six blocks at Utah Valley. She nearly tripled her season average over the two matches as she entered the week averaging 0.75 blocks per set. The Lopes are one win away from matching the program Division I record for victories.

Other offensive nominees included: Cassidy Dennison of California Baptist averaged 2.50 kills on .340 hitting and 3.0 points per set last week ... Grand Canyon's Melody Horton averaged 3.17 and 3.3 points per set on the week ... Megan Hart of NM State averaged 3.38 kills on .460 hitting and 3.8 points per set last week ... Seattle U's Ezgi Ozkan averaged 12.14 assists per set ... Sarah Cruz of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 3.0 kills, 3.6 points and 0.50 service aces per set last week ... Utah Valley's Kazna Tarawhiti averaged 3.42 kills and 3.8 points per set.

Other defensive nominees included: California Baptist's Yagoda Jedrzejczak averaged 1.38 blocks ... Brooke Boiseau of CSU Bakersfield averaged 1.50 blocks ... Kansas City's Mykal Sadler averaged 1.33 blocks per set ... Analyssa Acosta of NM State averaged 5.0 digs per set ... Seattle U's Tijana Milojevic averaged 5.86 digs per set ... Samaret Caraballo of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 4.0 digs per set ... Utah Valley's Makaila Jarema averaged 2.0 blocks per set.

WAC STAT LEADERS
NM State leads the WAC in hitting percentage (.263), opponent hitting percentage (.104), kills (13.39) and blocks (3.01), while Kansas City is tops in both assists (12.32) and service aces (1.54) and Grand Canyon leads the league In digs (15.61).

Individually, Utah Valley's Kazna Tarawhiti leads the WAC in kills (3.77) and points (4.28), while Grand Canyon's Annabelle Kubinski is tops in hitting percentage (.411). Kansas City's Alli Schomers leads the league in assists (9.981), while Utah Valley's Makaila Jarema is tops in blocks (1.59). NM State's Natalie Mikels leads the WAC in service aces (0.38) and Chicago State's Megan Klavitter is tops in digs (5.05).

In WAC matches only, NM State leads the league in hitting percentage (.262), opponent hitting percentage (.108), assists (12.81), kills (13.93) and blocks (3.12), while Kansas City is tops in service aces (1.55) and Grand Canyon leads the league in digs (15.44).

Individually in WAC matches, Kubinski leads the league in hitting percentage (.459), while Harrington is tops in kills (3.86) and Schomers leads the WAC in assists (10.93). Kansas City's Alex Ratzlaff is tops in service aces (0.46), while Jarema leads the league in blocks (1.59) and Klavitter is tops in digs (5.07). NM State's Savannah Davison leads the WAC in points (4.41).

CBU'S JEDRZEJCZAK BECOMES PROGRAM BLOCKS LEADER
Yagoda Jedrzejczak
became California Baptist University's NCAA-era leader in career blocks on Nov. 2 against Chicago State. She now has 326 in her CBU career, which is a new NCAA-era record and ranks fifth all time for CBU.

GCU HITS SEVERAL MILESTONES FOR WINS
GCU hit the 20-win mark on Nov. 2 when it defeated Utah Valley for the first time in program history to become one of 15 teams in the nation with 20 wins. The Lopes are one win away from matching the GCU Division I record for victories (21-11 in 2014). With a 9-1 record on the road, the Lopes blew away the Division I mark for most wins on the road, as the previous mark was three in both 2013 and 2014.

KC'S ALICIA HARRINGTON MOVES INTO THIRD PLACE IN KILLS
Kansas City senior outside hitter Alicia Harrington surpassed 1,000 career kills in loss to Northern Iowa on Sept. 13. She now has 1,237 kills on her career, 91 shy of second place in program history.

CHICAGO STATE'S KLAVITTER SURPASSES 2,000 CAREER DIGS
Chicago State senior libero Megan Klavitter finished with 10 digs at California Baptist on Nov. 2 to move her career total to 2,006 career digs, good for second place in the all-time WAC career record books. She is 254 shy of the all-time record.