SACRAMENTO -- Sophomore libero Paige Swinney has been named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Hornets to a 2-2 record last week, including a Sacramento State Invitational championship.
Swinney had at least 15 digs in all four matches, and was an all-tournament selection at the Sacramento State Invite. She had totals of 81 digs and six aces, and finished the week with averages of 4.76 digs and 0.35 aces per set.
The weekly honor for Swinney is the first of her career, as the Sugar Land, Texas, native became the team's libero this year after playing as an outside hitter and defensive specialist during her freshman season.
Swinney helped the Hornets to a 2-1 record at the team's two-day Sacramento State Invitational, including four-set wins over Nevada and UC Riverside, and a five-set loss to Seattle (15-13 in the fifth). She had 15 digs, three aces and five assists against Nevada on Friday, and followed that up on Saturday with 23 digs and two aces vs. UC Riverside, and 24 digs, three assists and an ace vs. Seattle.
In Tuesday's four-set loss to UC Davis, she posted 19 digs and four assists.
Swinney has now been named all-tournament twice this season, and currently ranks fifth in the Big Sky with an average of 4.73 digs per set.
Sacramento State (5-6) returns to action later this week when the team plays in the Boise State Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Hornets will take on both Portland and Washington on Friday, and conclude the tournament Saturday against tournament host Boise State.
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