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Wahine volleyball's Hartong is national player of the week

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:17 p.m. HST, Oct 30, 2012

Emily Hartong's astonishing volleyball adventure in Southern California last week was recognized today when the Rainbow Wahine junior was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.

Hartong, from Los Alamitos, Calif, earned second-team All-America honors last year at middle blocker. This year, as an outside hitter — she has played left and right — Hartong leads ninth-ranked Hawaii and the Big West Conference, averaging 4.6 kills a set.

She bumped that up dramatically last week, averaging nearly seven, and is now ranked eighth nationally.

Hartong had a career-high 33 kills in a four-set win at Long Beach State Friday, hitting .329. She added 29 in a five-set win at UC Irvine the following night. Hartong also had career highs in digs — 15 at Long Beach and 16 at UCI — for her fifth and sixth double-doubles this season.

Hartong is the seventh Wahine to win the national award. The last was Jamie Houston in 2006.

Hawaii (19-2 overall, 12-0 Big West) hosts UC Santa Barbara (13-12, 6-4) Thursday and Cal Poly (3-19, 2-8) Saturday. Both Big West matches begin at 7 p.m. at Stan Sheriff Center.

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vidinha77 wrote:
very well deserved!
on October 30,2012 | 01:22PM
walaau808 wrote:
Congrats Emily! I can't believe that Danielson never won a national player of the week honor during her career. I think she was just so good that she made it look routine and because she produced so consistently it didn't catch the eye of the national voters.
on October 30,2012 | 01:44PM
gth wrote:
!!! What can we say!!! Great player, great leader, great WAHINE!
on October 30,2012 | 02:04PM
kk808 wrote:
Congratulations Emily!!!
on October 30,2012 | 02:27PM
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