Junior Bryn Porter earned her first weekly MWC Player of the Week award for her play against San Diego State and No. 25 UNLV. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
COLORADO SPRINGS -- ? BYU junior outside hitter Bryn Porter and Utah senior outside hitter Kate Robison have been named Mountain West Conference Volleyball Co-Players of the Week, marking the first career weekly honor for both recipients.
Porter, a Camarillo, Calif., native, posted back-to-back double-digit kill matches for the Cougars, helping BYU to a 2-0 conference record, including an upset over then-No. 25 UNLV. Against the Aztecs, Porter tied her career-high in kills (17) on .467 hitting, while contributing nine digs, two assists and two blocks in a four-game victory. Against the then-25th-ranked Rebels, she posted her fourth career double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs, helping BYU to a 3-1 win. On the week, Porter averaged 3.38 kills, 2.38 digs and 3.69 points in eight games played.
Robison, from Syracuse, Utah, led the Utes to a 2-0 conference record with wins over then-No. 25 UNLV and San Diego State. She started the weekend with 15 kills, 13 digs and three total blocks in a four-game upset victory over then-No. 25 UNLV. Against San Diego State, she put down 13 kills (.400 hitting efficiency) while tallying nine digs, four total blocks and one assist. For the week, Robison averaged 4.00 kills, 3.14 digs, 1.00 blocks and 4.50 points per game in seven games played.
BYU's Chelsea Goodman and Rachel Dyer have also received the league's weekly award this season.
MWC Volleyball Players of the Week:
Aug. 27 Chelsea Goodman, Sr., OH, BYU
Sept. 4 Mekana Barnes, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Sept. 10 Mekana Barnes, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Sept. 17 Maria Aladjova, Sr., OH, UNLV
Sept. 24 Mekana Barnes, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Oct. 1 Jaime Strauss, Jr., OH, Colorado State
Oct. 8 Lauren Miramontes, Sr., MB, UNLV
Oct. 15 Maria Aladjova, Sr., OH, UNLV
Oct. 22 Ashley Fornstrom, Jr., S, Colorado State
Oct. 29 Lauren Miramontes, Sr., MB, UNLV
Lori Baird, Jr., MH, Utah
Nov. 5 Rachel Dyer, Jr., MB, BYU
Nov. 12 Mekana Barnes, Jr., MB, Colorado State
Lauren Miramontes, Sr., MB, UNLV
Nov. 19 Bryn Porter, Jr., OH, BYU
Kate Robison, Sr., OH, Utah