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Women's Volleyball

Owens, Marjama, Mercer Earn Women's Volleyball Honors

10/29/2018

AERYN OWENS, CSUN – PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • OH • Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. • Alta Loma HS

• Aeryn Owens claimed her first career women’s volleyball Player of the Week honors after posting a pair of double-doubles for CSUN in two tough four-set losses.

• The 6-foot outside hitter averaged 5.13 kills, 3.13 digs, 0.38 blocks and 0.38 aces per set in road matches against UC Irvine and UC Davis. 

• Owens hit a solid .309 with 41 kills and just 11 errors in 97 attempts.

• She tallied 19 kills and 13 digs to go along with two blocks and three aces against the Anteaters.  She swung at a .375 (19-4-40) clip versus UCI.

• The senior posted her seventh 20-kill match this season with 22 against the Aggies.  She added 12 digs for her ninth double-double of the season, chipping in a block while hitting .263.

• Owens received two Freshman Player of the Week nods in 2015.

Others nominated: Torrey Van Winden (Cal Poly); Felicia Marshall (Cal State Fullerton); Emma Kirst (Long Beach State); Emily Allen (UC Davis); Loryn Carter (UC Irvine); Yuliya Ushakova (UC Riverside); McKenna Granato (Hawai‘i)


ABBY MARJAMA, UC IRVINE – FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OH • Granite Bay, Calif. • Granite Bay HS

• For the fourth time in a six-week period, UC Irvine outside hitter Abby Marjama claimed Freshman Player of the Week accolades.

• She continued to be the catalyst for Anteater success, averaging 3.25 kills, 3.00 digs and 0.50 aces in a pair of four-set wins over CSUN and Long Beach State.

• Marjama led the charge against CSUN with a career-high tying 15 kills to go along with six digs, two aces and a block.

• She added 11 kills and a career-best 18 digs versus the Beach.  She fired off another two aces and added another block as the Anteaters moved to 8-2 in Big West play.

• Marjama has had two or more aces in 10 matches this season.

Others nominated: Avalon DeNecochea (Cal Poly); Leonie Strehl (UC Davis); Christina Escamilla (UC Riverside)


MADILYN MERCER, CAL POLY – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • MB • Capistrano Beach, Calif. • San Juan Hills HS

• Madilyn Mercer earned her first career Defensive Player of the Week award with a mammoth performance at the net for Cal Poly in a first place showdown at Hawai‘i.

• Despite a five-set loss, Mercer was a force against the Rainbow Wahine attack as she tallied a career-high 11 blocks.

• The sophomore came up just two shy of tying the program record for most block assists in a match.

• Mercer added nine kills and hit an efficient .350 (9-2-20) against UH while adding one dig.

• She is now averaging a team-best 1.11 blocks per set this season.

Others nominated: Kristey Markle (CSUN); Brianna Karsseboom (UC Davis); Erin Alonso (UC Irvine); Nicole Rodriguez (UC Riverside); Norene Iosia (Hawai‘i)




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