volleyball-women-d1 flag

Penn State Athletics | September 5, 2017

Penn State's Haleigh Washington picks up pair of weekly honors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. â€“ Senior Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Co.) was named both the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time this season on Tuesday morning, as announced by the AVCA and the Big Ten Conference office.

RANKINGS: Minnesota stays No. 1, followed by Florida 

Washington was dominant on the weekend, continuing to be a consistent presence for the Nittany Lions. She finished with a weekend total of 22 kills on a clip of .435, adding 13 blocks, four digs, and an ace.  She was named ‘Best Blocker’ of the Texas A&M Tournament.

Washington put away 10 kills on a .625 hitting percentage against Stanford, adding a match-best seven blocks, helping the Nittany Lions out-block one of the top blocking teams in the nation, 12.0-7.0.

Against Texas A&M, she tallied 12 kills on a clip of .417, adding six blocks. Washington was instrumental in closing out the key third set against the Aggies, as she put away seven kills on all seven of her attack attempts.

This marks the sixth career Big Ten weekly honor for Washington. In her freshman season, she earned Big Ten Player of the Week once (11/3/14), and picked up Player of the Week honors (9/7/15, 9/21, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23) in her sophomore season. The national honor is the first of Washington’s career.

Penn State heads to Champagne, Ill., for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge this coming weekend. The Nittany Lions will open with a bout against Colorado at 5:30 p.m. ET, and they will meet up again with No. 4 Stanford on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

College volleyball: Here are the top matchups to watch in Week 8

Michella Chester breaks down the top three volleyball games to watch in week eight.
READ MORE

College volleyball rankings: The toughest tests left for the top teams

These are the latest college volleyball rankings and the upcoming games that likely will have the biggest impact on the top 25.
READ MORE

College volleyball: Washington rallies from down two sets to beat Oregon

It is Washington's first comeback from down 0-2 since Sept. 23 of 2018 when they completed the comeback at Oregon State. The Huskies improved to 13-3 with the win and 4-2 in Pac-12 play while the Ducks dropped to 5-10 and 1-5.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners