Pacific Women's Volleyball: Samantha Misa Picks Up The Final Big West Player Of The Week Award For 2010
Dominating the Saint Mary's Gaels over the weekend to lead Pacific volleyball to a four-game victory on the road to end 2010, junior Samantha Misa picked up her first ever Big West Player of the Week award as announced on Monday, November 29. The junior was the second Tiger to earn the award during the 2010 season as she joined senior Svenja Engelhardt (Oct. 25) on the list of award recipients.
In the final match of the 2010 season for the Tigers, the junior from St. George, Utah led Pacific's attack as Pacific upset Saint Mary's on the road at McKeon Pavillion on Saturday, November 27. Against the No. 2 team of the West Coast Conference, Misa put together her finest offensive effort of her first Division I season as she hammered down a career-best 26 kills. Misa's efforts were just a continuation of the dominance she had shown over Pacific's final three matches of the season as the junior produced a stellar 72 kills over the last three weeks of the season, posting 20+ kills in each of the contests.
More importantly for the Tigers, Misa put together her 26 kills while hitting an impressive .349 from the pins, committing just four errors on 63 attacks. She added nine digs in the match for the Tigers, just missing out on her 10th double-double of the season. Additionally, her lone service ace of the contest was the match-winning point for the Tigers.
For the year, Misa finished with 345 kills on 1,104 attacks, second most on Pacific's squad. She also added 20 aces and 297 digs. Earlier in the week Misa was named to the All-Big West Honorable Mention team for her play.