Azusa Pacific’s Mattie Shelford named PacWest Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Azusa Pacific sophomore OH Mattie Shelford (Snohomish, WA/Cedar Park Christian) has been selected the Pacific West Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor on Monday, Sept. 23, for matches contested Sept. 16-22.
Shelford led the Cougars to a 2-0 week and their first home sweep of Fresno Pacific in 30 years. It also marked the first sweep for the Cougars in the series since 1991.
In six sets, Shelford totaled 24 points on 24 kills. She tied for seventh in the PacWest in scoring for the week, averaging 4.00 points per set, while she shared the league lead for the week in kills per set (4.00).
Shelford unleashed a smothering hitting percentage, recording a .568 mark after committing just three errors in 37 chances. She ranked second in hitting for the week in the PacWest.
The Final 5
Shih Ting Chen (Jr., 5-11, OH, Yunlin, Taiwan/Chung Shan) – BYU-Hawaii – helped lead the Seasiders to a 2-0 week in conference action by turning in a solid all-around performance…averaged 4.00 kills per set to tie for first in kill average for the week in the PacWest…ranked second in digs per set with a 5.50 average…totaled 33 in six sets…tied for fifth in aces per set (0.67)…led the PacWest in scoring for the week with a 4.83 points-per-set average…totaled 29 points on 24 kills, four aces and a pair of block assists.
Alyssa Dwyer (Jr., 6-21, MB, Gilbert, AZ/Gilbert) – Point Loma – led Sea Lions to a 3-0 conference road trip to the Bay Area…ranked 10th in scoring in the PacWest for the week after averaging 3.86 points per set…totaled 42.5 points on 39 kills, one ace, one block solo and three block assists over 11 sets…hit .378 to rank sixth for the week in the league in kill percentage…had 11 errors on 74 attempts while recording the 39 kills…averaged 3.55 kills per set…ranked seventh in kill average for the week.
Kim McCalmont (Sr., 6-0, OH, El Cajon, CA/Granite Hills) – California Baptist – led Lancers to a 3-0 start in conference action by averaging 4.23 points per set…ranked fifth in scoring in the PacWest for the week…totaled 46.5 points on 42 kills, one ace, one block solo and five block assists over 11 sets…ranked fourth in kills per set (3.82) and 15th in digs per set (3.64) for the week in the PacWest.
Shelby Sorenson (So., 5-8, S, Lehi, UT/Lehi) – Dixie State – ranked second in assists per set in the PacWest for the week with an 11.57 average…totaled 81 over seven sets in a 2-0 weekend in the Bay Area for the Red Storm.
Savannah Wedemeyer (So., 5-8, S, Bakersfield, CA/Bakersfield) – Point Loma – led Sea Lions to a 3-0 road trip to the Bay Area by averaging 10.67 assists and 0.42 services aces per set…totaled 128 assists – tops in the PacWest for the week – and five aces over 12 sets.