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awaii senior opposite Nikki Taylor was named the Player of the Week in volleyball by the Big West today, the second of the season and ninth such honor of her career.
The Kaiser High product averaged 3.86 kills, 2.7 digs, 0.86 blocks and 1.57 aces per set in helping the Rainbow Wahine (9-4) defeat Pepperdine on consecutive nights. Taylor had 13 kills and 11 digs in Friday’s sweep of the Waves, her third double-double of the season, as well as a career-high seven aces.
On Saturday, she had 14 kills, eight digs, five blocks and four aces in the 3-1 win.
The reigning Big West player of the year moved up to No. 16 on Hawaii’s career list with 1,137 kills, a team-high 146 coming this season where she missed the first three matches of the year. Taylor leads the conference with 25 aces.