HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawai'i senior setter Jennings Franciskovic was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Molten Player of the Week after leading the fourth-ranked Rainbow Warriors to a series sweep of No. 6 UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif., over the weekend.
The Westlake Village, Calif., native averaged 9.62 assists, 2.38 digs, and 1.25 blocks per set in the series. He tallied 43 assists and eight digs, while leading UH to a .304 hitting percentage in the series opener which secure homecourt advantage in this week's MPSF Tournament quarterfinal round. Franciskovic nearly posted a triple-double with 34 assists and career-highs of 11 digs and nine blocks in the regular season finale.
The MPSF weekly award was a first for a UH player this season and the first of Franciskovic's career.
The Warriors are seeded No. 3 in the MPSF Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Pepperdine Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m., at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Tickets are available online, at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling 944-2697.
Ticket prices (per ticket fees included) are listed below:
Lower Level: D to AA & EE to JJ - $19
Lower Level: E, BB, CC, DD & Upper Level - All Sections:
Adult - $17
Senior Citizen - $13
Student (ages 4-HS) - $6
Season ticket holders who opted for playoff tickets and selected the Will Call option may pick up their tickets beginning Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Those who selected Print At Home or Mobile options will receive their tickets by the end of business on Tuesday.
First serve between the third-seeded Rainbow Warriors (24-4) and sixth-seeded Waves (10-11) is 7:00 p.m., at the Stan Sheriff Center. Hawai'i swept the regular season series at the Sheriff Center, winning both in straight sets in February. The teams have met five previous times in the MPSF Tournament, including twice in the quarterfinal round (1996 and 2010), both won by UH in Honolulu.