Greisen, Petrachi, Sherman Earn Women's Volleyball Honors
Raeann Greisen of Cal Poly, Emilia Petrachi of UC Santa Barbara and Mickayla Sherman of UC Riverside received the Big West women’s volleyball weekly honors following standout performances.
Greisen Leads Mustangs To Consecutive Sweeps
Cal Poly junior Raeann Greisen (San Diego, Calif./The Bishop’s School) hit .413 and led the team in kills in two wins, earning Big West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week accolades.
The 6-2 outside hitter tallied a combined 32 kills in back-to-back sweeps over Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside as the Mustangs improved to 5-2 in the Big West.
Greisen pounded a match-high 17 kills on .382 hitting against the Titans. She committed only four errors in 34 swings while also adding a dig and a solo block in the victory.
She returned the following night with a match-high 15 kills to go along with five blocks (one solo). Greisen hit .448 against the Highlanders, making only two errors in 29 attempts.
Greisen ranks No. 7 in the Big West with 3.46 kills per set.
Others nominated: Ashley Murray (Long Beach State); Mickayla Sherman (UC Riverside); Nikki Taylor (Hawai‘i)
Petrachi Posts Season-High In Digs
UC Santa Barbara sophomore Emilia Petrachi (Modena, Italy/Liceo Classico San Carlo) captured her third career Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honor – and her second of the season – averaging 6.13 digs per set over two matches.
The 5-6 libero recorded back-to-back 20-plus dig performances as the Gauchos lost to UC Riverside and defeated Cal State Fullerton in a pair of four-set road contests.
Petrachi had 20 digs against the Titans and a season-high 29 versus the Highlanders. It was the second-highest total of her career after collecting one 30-scoop match last year.
Petrachi, who has five 20-dig performances this season, she helped the Gauchos limit the Titans to .151 hitting, keeping them under .100 in two sets.
Others nominated: Katherine Brouker (Cal Poly); Harlee Kekauoha (UC Irvine); Norene Iosia (Hawai‘i)
Sherman Helps Highlanders To First Conference Victory
UC Riverside outside hitter Mickayla Sherman (Antioch, Calif./Freedom HS) exploded for a career-high in kills to power her club to its first conference victory this season, earning her Big West Women’s Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week recognition.
The 6-1 Sherman notched 26 kills against UC Santa Barbara in a four-set victory on Friday. She hit a season-best .400 for the match, with just six errors in 50 swings. She also logged a career-best 11 digs for her second double-double, and added three block assists and a service ace to her stat line.
Sherman also had seven kills, five digs and two blocks against Cal Poly in Saturday’s three-set loss.
Others nominated: Nadia Retoff (Cal Poly); Melissa Eaglin (CSUN); Loryn Carter (UC Irvine); Norene Iosia (Hawai‘i)