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Wahine volleyball’s Taylor named Player of the Week

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii’s Nikki Taylor hits down the middle past Washington’s Kara Bajema and Tia Scambray in the fourth set of the volleyball match on Sept. 11.

University of Hawaii senior opposite Nikki Taylor was named the Player of the Week in volleyball by the Big West today, the second of the season and ninth such honor of her career.

The Kaiser High product averaged 3.86 kills, 2.7 digs, 0.86 blocks and 1.57 aces per set in helping the Rainbow Wahine (9-4) defeat Pepperdine on consecutive nights. Taylor had 13 kills and 11 digs in Friday’s sweep of the Waves, her third double-double of the season, as well as a career-high seven aces.

On Saturday, she had 14 kills, eight digs, five blocks and four aces in the 3-1 win.

The reigning Big West player of the year moved up to No. 16 on Hawaii’s career list with 1,137 kills, a team-high 146 coming this season where she missed the first three matches of the year. Taylor leads the conference with 25 aces.

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  • Where did SA pick up two extra wins for wahine? They are 7-4.
    Wahine 6-4 Sr Nikki Taylor is paving a solid path to All-American consideration by placing second nationally in points per set- averaging 6.78 pps. This prestigious category measures a players offensive/defensive skill-value through an aggregate tally of kills, aces and blocks which results in team points per set. Congrads to Nikki Taylor. ALL Around Awesome!

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