COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For the second-straight week, Wyoming’s Allison Waldvogel has been named the Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. She totaled over 70 digs this past weekend, which was highlighted by setting a new school record in four sets with 35 digs against Utah en route to the MW award.
Last week, the Joliet, Ill., native became the first Wyoming player to be named the espnW national player of the week and she now joins Bridget Shanahan, Erin Kirby, Jodi Purdy, Andrea Steele, Sara Maytorena and Melody Friehauf as the only Cowgirls to earn MW honor’s multiple times. She became the first Cowgirl to garner multiple nods in one season since Purdy accomplished the feat in 2011.
At the Gonzaga Invitational, Waldvogel helped guide the Cowgirls to two wins and move their overall record to 5-1. Both victories, against Utah and Montana, came with a 3-1 decision. She averaged 6.45 digs per set this past weekend, and now has an average of 5.32 per set on the season. Her 27 digs against Montana proved to be the third time this season she has had at least 25 digs in a match. Waldvogel leads the Cowgirls with 117 digs, and also has four service aces this season.
Wyoming will return to action this weekend, Sept. 11-12, as they host the UniWyo Pistol Pete’s Showdown in Laramie. They will welcome Kansas, Marquette and Northern Colorado.