IRVINE, Calif. – (Hawaii Athletics) University of
Hawai‘i outside hitter Emily Hartong captured her second Big West
Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week honor, announced Monday by the
conference office. It was the second player of the week selection for Hartong,
who guided UH to a 2-0 week.
The 6-2 outside hitter averaged
5.14 kills, 2.86 digs and 0.71 blocks per set as the Rainbow Wahine knocked off
Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara on the road. Hartong buried 36 kills over
the two matches and swung at a .281 clip as the ‘Bows improved to 7-0 in the
Big West, a full two matches ahead in the loss column of their nearest
Hartong tallied 20 kills
against Cal Poly on Friday, one off her season-high, to go along with nine digs
and three blocks in the four-set victory. Versus the Gauchos the next
night, she buried 16 kills and recorded 11 digs for her fourth double-double of
the season. She hit .341 for the match as UH dominated the Gauchos with a
sweep and improved to 14-2 overall.
Hartong, a 2011 AVCA Second
Team All-American, will lead Hawai‘i into action this week against Cal State
Northridge on Friday, Oct. 12. First serve at the Stan Sheriff Center is set for 7:00 p.m.