SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After a stellar showing at last weekend's Pepperdine Asics Classic to help lead the Cal Poly volleyball team to a 2-1 record, junior outside hitter Maia Dvoracek has collected her first career Big West Player of the Week honor.
Dvoracek was sensational in all three of Cal Poly's matches against top teams. She averaged 4.29 kills, 2.43 digs and 0.50 service aces per set while hitting at a .299 clip to help the Mustangs (5-4) defeat Pepperdine and No. 16 Utah.
The Truckee, Calif. native totaled 60 kills, 34 digs, six blocks and seven aces over 14 sets during the weekend to help Cal Poly continue its hot streak of five wins in its last six matches.
She finished with a career-high 30 kills, while hitting a strong .414 to help bring down the No. 16 Utes, a revenge win for the Mustangs which had lost in five sets in Salt Lake City on Aug. 31. She added 13 digs for her fourth double-double of the year as well as three blocks and a pair of aces. Her 30 kills are the most by a Cal Poly player since Torrey Van Winden had 30 against Wichita State in 2017.
In the five-set victory over the host Waves, Dvoracek collected another double-double with a match-high 17 kills and 15 digs to go along with three blocks and an ace.
She also nearly helped Cal Poly upset No. 6 Pittsburgh, finishing with 13 kills, six digs and four aces in the four-set loss.
The Mustangs wrap up the non-conference portion of their schedule this week when they travel to Colorado to face No. 22 Colorado State, Northern Colorado, and Oregon State at the Homewood Suites UNC/CSU Volleyball Classic.
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