University of Hawai‘i junior outside hitter Emily Hartong recorded career-highs in kills and digs this past weekend and has been named the Big West Conference's Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. This was Hartong's third Big West weekly honor of the season.
Hartong put forth a monumental effort as the Rainbow Wahine outlasted Long Beach State and UC Irvine in two intense matches. She averaged 6.89 kills, 3.44 digs and hit an impressive .297 (62-15-158) over the two matches, helping the ‘Bows improve to 12-0 in conference and 19-2 overall.
In a match televised on FOX Prime Ticket, Hartong reeled off a career-high 33 kills to subdue Long Beach State in four hard fought sets. She hit .329 (33-7-79) against the 49ers and added 15 digs to guide the Rainbow Wahine to three straight wins after dropping the first set.
Against the Anteaters, Hartong slammed 29 kills and chipped in a career-high 16 digs as UH again rallied to win in five sets. She had five kills in the decisive fifth set and finished the match with a .266 (29-8-79) hitting percentage. Hartong added two service aces and two blocks to complete an all-around effort. The 29 kills and 16 digs also represented her sixth double-double of the season. She leads the Big West in kills (4.60 kpg) and ranks eighth in hitting percentage (.274).
Hartong and the ‘Bows are back in action this week against UC Santa Barbara (Thu., Nov. 1) and Cal Poly (Sat., Nov. 3). Both matches are set for 7:00 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.