Big Sky Conference standings
SACRAMENTO -- For the second consecutive week, senior Mikaela Nocetti was named the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. The outside hitter had another huge week while sparking the Hornets to a pair of three-set home sweeps of Montana State and Montana.
Sacramento State (13-11, 8-2) has now won five straight matches - all via three-set sweep - and remains tied atop the Big Sky standings. Since the league began giving out offensive and defensive player of the week awards separately in 2016, no player had earned the offensive award back-to-back weeks. In addition, a Sacramento State player has now received the offensive award three times in the last four weeks, including setter Ashtin Olin earning the honor on Oct. 1.
Nocetti finished the week hitting .366 with averages of 5.00 kills, 1.83 digs and 0.50 aces per set. In both matches, she led all players in kills while also hitting at least .300.
In Saturday's win against Montana, Nocetti had 18 kills, eight digs, an ace and a .415 hitting percentage. No other Hornet finished with more than nine kills. She had eight kills and a .500 hitting percentage in a 29-27 second set win, which included the kill on set point. She tacked on seven more kills and a .500 hitting percentage in the third set. Over the final two sets alone, she combined for 15 kills and hit .500.
In Thursday's victory against Montana State, the team co-captain posted 12 kills, two aces, a block and a .300 hitting percentage. She was the only player in the match to record double figures in kills. Nocetti had just three errors in 30 swings, and tallied four kills in the first set, three in the second, and five in the third.
Nocetti continues to lead the Big Sky with 4.08 kills per set while also adding 2.40 digs and 0.35 aces per set. Against Big Sky opposition, she has raised her average to 4.57 kills per set to go along with a .277 hitting percentage.
Among the nation's leaders, she ranks 14th in total points (409.5) and 16th in total kills (363).
Sacramento State is back on the road this week for matchups on Thursday at Northern Arizona and Saturday at Southern Utah.
November 17, 2018 VOLLEYBALL’S MATCH AGAINST NORTHERN COLORADO IS CANCELED
November 13, 2018 VOLLEYBALL MOVES TO 11-6 IN LEAGUE AFTER ROAD WIN AT PORTLAND STATE
November 10, 2018 VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR SETS AT IDAHO STATE
November 8, 2018 VOLLEYBALL DROPS 3-1 ROAD DECISION AT WEBER STATE
October 27, 2018 VOLLEYBALL SPLITS ROAD TRIP AFTER THREE-SET SWEEP AT SOUTHERN UTAH
October 25, 2018 WINNING STREAK COMES TO AN END, VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
October 23, 2018 FIRST-PLACE VOLLEYBALL ON THE ROAD FOR A PAIR THIS WEEK
October 22, 2018 TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS! NOCETTI NAMED BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK AGAIN
October 20, 2018 VOLLEYBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, REMAINS IN TIE FOR FIRST PLACE
October 15, 2018 NOCETTI NAMED BIG SKY VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 13, 2018 VOLLEYBALL MOVES INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER SWEEP OF WEBER STATE
October 11, 2018 VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES TO ROLL, SWEEPS IDAHO STATE AT HOME
October 6, 2018 VOLLEYBALL WINS AT EASTERN WASHINGTON, NOW 4-2 IN BIG SKY PLAY
October 4, 2018 VOLLEYBALL’S WINNING STREAK SNAPPED IN 3-1 LOSS AT IDAHO
October 1, 2018 OLIN NAMED BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
September 29, 2018 VOLLEYBALL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT, BEATS NORTHERN ARIZONA IN FIVE SETS
September 27, 2018 VOLLEYBALL’S MATCH TONIGHT VS SOUTHERN UTAH PUSHED BACK TO A 8:00 PM START
September 27, 2018 VOLLEYBALL BEATS SOUTHERN UTAH, WINS 1,000TH MATCH IN PROGRAM HISTORY
September 26, 2018 VOLLEYBALL HOSTS A PAIR OF MATCHES; SEEKS 1,000TH WIN IN PROGRAM HISTORY
September 22, 2018 VOLLEYBALL WINS AT MONTANA STATE; NOCETTI SECURES 1,000TH CAREER KILL
September 18, 2018 VOLLEYBALL OPENS BIG SKY CONFERENCE PLAY THIS WEEK AT THE MONTANA SCHOOLS
September 14, 2018 INJURY RAVAGED VOLLEYBALL PLAYS TOUGH, BUT FALLS TO PORTLAND
September 14, 2018 VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO 13TH-RANKED WASHINGTON
September 10, 2018 SWINNEY NAMED BIG SKY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
September 6, 2018 VOLLEYBALL HOSTS THE 4-TEAM SACRAMENTO STATE INVITE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
September 4, 2018 VOLLEYBALL COMES UP JUST SHORT IN 3-1 HOME LOSS TO UC DAVIS
August 28, 2018 VOLLEYBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD TO SANTA CLARA
August 25, 2018 VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR SETS TO ARIZONA
August 24, 2018 VOLLEYBALL OPENS SEASON WITH 3-1 VICTORY OVER UTAH STATE
August 8, 2018 VOLLEYBALL SELECTED THIRD IN BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL