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Taylor, Greeley earn Big West volleyball honors

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Two victories led to two Big West honors for the Hawaii volleyball team on Monday. Sophomore Nikki Taylor was named the Defender of the Week and hitter Kalei Greeley the Freshman of the Week in helping the Rainbow Wahine to two road wins at UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly last week.

Taylor recorded the program’s first triple-double in the rally scoring era Saturday against Cal Poly, with 10 kills, 10 digs and a career-high 11 blocks in the four-set victory. On Friday, the Kaiser High product had 16 kills and a career-high 21 digs in the five-set win over UC Santa Barbara.

Taylor averaged 2.89 kills, 3.44 digs and 1.44 blocks per set. She also was nominated for Player of the Week, the honor going to Long Beach State senior Chisom Okpala who helped the 49ers clinch the Big West title.

Greeley earned her third weekly honor with two double-doubles on the road trip, hitting .347 overall. She hit .432 with 19 kills and 13 digs against the Gauchos Friday and 11 kills and 10 digs against the Mustangs Saturday. 

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