Deja Harris Named MW Offensive Player of the Week
Nov. 13, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- San Diego State junior Deja Harris (Las Vegas, Nev.) was named Mountain West Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for a pair of outstanding performances in the Aztecs' two home victories over UNLV and New Mexico.
With her award, Harris garnered her second career conference weekly accolade and the Aztecs' third this season.
For the week, Harris posted a .458 attack percentage and averaged a team-high 3.62 kills in eight sets played. The SDSU middle blocker came up huge down the stretch vs. the Rebels and Lobos, hitting a combined .833 (10-0-12) with five kills in each of the fourth sets in those respective matches, helping the Aztecs secure their wins.
Against UNLV last Thursday, Harris tied for match-high honors with 14 kills, while hitting at a .360 clip. She also chipped in a pair of service aces to help the Scarlet and Black avenge an earlier loss to the Rebels in Las Vegas.
In SDSU's comeback victory over New Mexico on Saturday, Harris blasted a match-high 15 kills, marking her third straight contest with double-digit put-aways and 11th during conference play. She also hit .565 on the afternoon, marking her fourth-highest clip of the year and second-best during MW competition.
In the second set against the Lobos, Harris knocked down two kills and added two block assists during a critical 12-3 run as the Aztecs overcame a 21-14 deficit to capture the frame and seize the momentum.
In addition, Harris excelled at the net last week with 1.62 blocks per set, helping the Aztec defense limit both opponents to a combined .125 hitting percentage.
For the season, Harris ranks third in the Mountain West with a team-high .346 hitting percentage and 1.28 blocks per set.
Harris and the Aztecs will be back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 15, when they travel to Wyoming for a mid-week clash, starting at 6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT.