SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State junior outside hitter Esther Rogers
was named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for her efforts in leading
the Hornet volleyball team to a perfect 2-0 record last week. Rogers was
instrumental in helping the Hornets take over sole possession of first
place in the Big Sky standings after sweeping both Montana State and Weber
The Portland, Ore., native combined for 22 kills, 17 digs, 10 blocks and
four assists while tallying a .526 hitting percentage in the two matches.
She committed just two errors in 38 total attacks during the week while
posting per game averages of 3.67 kills, 2.83 digs and 1.67 blocks.
In the Hornets'' first-place showdown victory over Montana State last
Thursday, Rogers hit .409 while recording 11 kills, nine digs and a
match-high eight blocks. Two days later against Weber State, Rogers
collected eight digs and 11 kills without an error in 16 total attacks.
Rogers, who is currently ninth in the Big Sky with 3.35 digs per game, has
recorded double-figures in kills in four of her last five matches while
hitting .331 during that span.
The Hornets, who sit all alone in first place in the Big Sky with an 8-2
record, have won eight of their last 10 matches and are currently 15-9
overall. The team plays on the road this week against Portland State (Oct.
27) and Eastern Washington (Oct. 28).