DENVER - San Jose State freshman leftside hitter Savanah Leaf has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17-23. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor for Leaf.
The San Anselmo, Calif., native averaged 3.56 kills, 3.44 digs, 0.44 blocks and 4.06 points per set as the Spartans went 2-0 on the week with wins over Utah State and Idaho. Against Utah State, Leaf posted her fifth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 14 digs to go along with four blocks and three assists. Against Idaho, she had a match-high 19 kills and 17 digs for her sixth double-double of the year. It was the first time the Spartans have won two WAC home matches in the same week since the 2007 season.
Other nominees included: Fresno State's Brianna Clarke averaged 3.86 kills and 1.14 blocks per set as the Bulldogs went 2-0 on the week ... Emily Hartong of Hawai'i averaged 3.31 kills and 1.85 digs per set as the Rainbow Wahine went 4-0 on the week and remained unbeaten in WAC play ... Idaho's Alicia Milo averaged 4.62 kills, 2.75 digs and 0.50 blocks per set ... Clara Vido of Louisiana Tech averaged 2.50 kills and 3.67 digs per set in two matches last week ... Nevada's Tessa Lea'ea averaged 3.29 kills on .452 hitting and 1.29 blocks per set as the Wolf Pack went 1-1 on the week ... Jennah DeVries of New Mexico State averaged 9.67 assists and 4.67 digs in the Aggies' only match last week.