HOYUM RECEIVES BIG SKY CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State outside hitter Desiree Hoyum was named the Big Sky Conference’s Volleyball co-Player of the Week after leading the Hornets to a pair of road wins last week against Idaho State and Weber State.
Hoyum, who received the honor for the first time in her career, shared this week’s award with Montana junior middle hitter Jaimie Thibeault.
In what shaped up to be Sacramento State’s biggest week of the season, Hoyum came through in a big way. The team co-captain combined to average 5.71 kills and 4.57 digs per set to go along with a .274 hitting percentage. She accounted for 41 points during the two matches, had 14 more kills than any other Hornet, and compiled double-doubles in both contests.
Her 18 kills against Idaho State were four more than any other player on the floor, and her 22 kills against Weber State were six more than any player from either team.
She opened the week on Friday against Idaho State by tallying 18 kills, 19 digs and a .325 hitting percentage, and followed that effort one night later at Weber State with 22 kills and 13 digs.
Hoyum now leads the Big Sky this year with 13 double-doubles (double figures in kills and digs in a single match), and has posted at least 20 kills on seven occasions. She has posted double digits in kills on 14 occasions, and double figures in digs 18 times. In addition, she has led the Hornets in kills 11 times.
Among Big Sky leaders, Hoyum ranks second in kills (3.66 per set), third in points (4.13 per set), fifth in digs (3.83 per set) and ninth in service aces (0.29 per set).
Sacramento State (11-9, 3-3) plays three times this week, including the finale of its season-long five-match road trip on Tuesday at San Jose State. The Hornets then jump back into Big Sky play with home matches against Montana State (Oct. 16) and Montana (Oct. 17).