COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After sweeping its three matches last week, Colorado School of Mines continued its upward trend in the AVCA Division II Coaches Poll, moving three spots higher to No. 12.
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The No. 12 ranking is the highest in program history, and eclipses the No. 15 ranking the squad achieved last week.
The Orediggers pushed their winning streak to eight with a pair of 3-0 wins against CSU-Pueblo on Thursday and Western State on Friday, before closing out the weekend with a 3-2 win against No. 24 Adams State on Saturday.
Mines set a new school record with a season-high .457 team attack in the win against Western State on Friday. Junior Melanie Wannamaker led the team during the week with 43 kills on a .585 attack percentage.
Senior Jackie Stabell followed with 38 kills at a 3.45 clip, while Holly Hutchison and Sarah Pekarek added 27 and 26, respectively, during the week. Freshman Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood paced the Mines offense to a .332 team attack percentage and 137 assists at a clip of 12.45 per set, while adding 31 digs defensive at an average of 2.82 per set.
Junior Hannah Margheim led the defense in Mines’ 3-0 week with 46 digs at an average of 4.18 digs per set, while Pekarek followed with 33 and Corrine Din added 32.