Junior outside hitter named Pac-12’s best defensive player after victories over California and Stanford
|Washington's Krista Vansant (arms raised) celebrates a point against Cal|
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography
For the third time this season—and the fifth time in her career—the Pac-12 Conference has named Washington’s Krista Vansant a Player of the Week.
|Jenni Nogueras (1) , Krista Vansant and Jenna Orlandini|
-Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann
Coach Jim McLaughlin said Vansant also contributed great passing and serving. “I think it’s about being a good volleyball player. Good volleyball players can play defense. They can block, they can serve. They’re not one dimensional..
Arizona’s Madi Kingdon was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona’s Penina Snuka is Freshman of the Week.
In the latest AVCA coaches’ poll, Washington is ranked #3 in the nation. See also: What we learned from Washington volleyball’s win over Stanford.