Junior MB Brieon Paige earned her first career MW Volleyball Player of the Week award.
Oct. 31, 2011
By Nic Hallisey
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Colorado State junior Brieon Paige led the Rams to two conference victories last week, and on Monday, was rewarded with her first career Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week award.
Paige, a 6-2 middle blocker from Sacramento, Calif., averaged 2.83 kills per set on .630 hitting in sweeps over San Diego State and UNLV. In the six sets, she recorded 17 kills without making an error. Paige also added eight blocks, two digs and an assist in the pair of matches.
“I am very honored,” Paige said. “I never really get high off of individual accolades, but I am very blessed. I look at this as a team award. When my teammates work hard, it makes me work harder, and in the end makes us all better.”
On Thursday against the Aztecs, who at the time were in second place in the MW standings, Paige recorded a team-high nine kills on .529 hitting. With the score tied at 8-8 in the opening set, she began a 5-3 CSU run with a kill, forcing a SDSU timeout. The Rams closed out the set on a 6-2 run, which featured a block and kill by Paige. The score was tied again in the second set, this time at 11-11, when Paige posted a block to ignite a 3-0 run. CSU held the advantage the remainder of the set.
Against UNLV on Saturday afternoon, Paige converted eight of her 10 attempts into kills, hitting .800. The percentage led CSU, which posted its second-highest attack percentage of the season (.493). In Set 1 against the Rebels, Paige recorded a kill followed by a block, the first two plays of an 8-1 CSU run. In Set 3 alone, Paige recorded five kills on six attempts, in addition to two blocks.
On the season, Paige is averaging 2.20 kills and 0.94 blocks per set. Her .350 hitting percentage ranks third in the MW. In conference action, Paige is averaging 1.08 blocks per set (third in MW) and .362 hitting (second).
The award is CSU’s fourth in 10 weeks this season. It is the first time since 2008 that at least four Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week honors have been given to a CSU student-athlete. Megan Plourde was awarded for the week of Sept. 5, while Katelyn Steffan has been honored twice (Oct. 3 and Oct. 17).
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Rams win seventh straight Mountain West title...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The 13th-ranked Colorado State Rams defeated the San Jose Spartans 3-0 on...
"Declare Your Major Day" a success at Colorado ...
Like many college freshmen, Albert Bimper wasn't sure where his academic path would lead when he ...
Rams add five talented players for 2016 season
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – With the 13th-ranked Colorado State Rams volleyball team currently...
Rams set to host San Jose State with league...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The No. 13 Colorado State Rams will host San Jose State on Thursday at 7 p....
Poletto named Mountain West Defensive Player of...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Sophomore middle blocker Alexandra Poletto has been named Mountain...
Rams sweep Lobos to move to 14-0 in Mountain...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexandra Poletto provided nine blocks, including five solo stuffs, to ...
CSU tops Air Force, 3-1, behind 18 kills from...
USAFA, Colo. – Acacia Andrews tallied a career-high 18 kills as No. 15 Colorado State...
No. 15 Rams to face Air Force, New Mexico on...
The 15th-ranked Colorado State volleyball team will head back on the road for a pair of critical ...