The PACWEST is pleased to announce the volleyball Athletes of the Week following Week 10 of the regular season.
Female Volleyball Athlete of the Week
Chantal Cumming – VIU Mariners
This past weekend the VIU Mariners had a very strong, balanced attack led by fourth year captain Chantal Cumming. She recorded 31 assists in Friday's 3-0 win and came back with another 36 assists in a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Chantal was instrumental in leading the Mariners to a weekend sweep against the eleventh ranked team in the country. She was not only strong offensively but she also led the way defensively with 10 digs on Friday and added 17 more on Saturday. In total for the weekend Chantal recorded 67 assists, one kill, two aces, two blocks, and 27 digs in only seven sets of play.
Male Volleyball Athlete of the Week
Ben Smith – CBC Bearcats
In a massive weekend for the travelling CBC Bearcats, fifth year captain Ben Smith returned to his hometown of Cranbrook and helped the Bearcats to a sweep of the College of the Rockies Avalanche. In Friday’s five set victory, Ben contributed 12 kills, three blocks, six digs and a season high six aces. He returned in Saturday’s three set sweep with another stellar performance, recording another nine kills, had a block, six digs and recorded another six aces, including two in a row to close out the second set. Ben finished the weekend with 21 kills, four blocks and an impressive total of 12 aces.