Pacific Women's Volleyball: Engelhardt Earns Big West Player Of The Week
For the first time in her stellar career, senior Svenja Engelhardt was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week for the week ending on October 24. Engelhardt earned the award after leading the Tigers to a 2-0 record over the week. It was the first weekly conference award for Pacific women's volleyball team.
For the week, Engelhardt was absolutely dominant for the Tigers on both offense and defense throughout two matches played as she recorded a pair of double-doubles at San Jose State and at home against UC Riverside. Her second double-double of the week marked the fourth double-double for the outside hitter in the last five matches and her sixth and seventh of the season.
In each of the two matches, Engelhardt led all attackers in kills posting 18 against the Spartans on the road while hitting an impressive .432 and adding 15 digs. On Friday, Engelhardt had her finest night defensively in her four-year career as she posted her first ever 20-dig performance in just three games. She hit .393 against the Highlanders while tallying a match-high 13 kills with just two errors.
For the week, Engelhardt averaged 5.17 kills per game on a remarkable .415 hitting percentage from the outside while also averaging 5.83 digs per game in six games played. For the season, she has posted a conference best 362 kills on a 4.55 kills per game average while also tallying 182 digs with a 2.33 per game average.
Engelhardt and the Tigers are back in action on Friday, October 29 when they travel to Northridge, Calif. to take on the Matadors of Cal State Northridge. The match is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Matadome.