OLIN NAMED BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OLIN NAMED BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SACRAMENTO -- Ashtin Olin, a redshirt freshman setter, was named the Big Sky Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after helping lead Sacramento State to a pair of conference home wins. That included a 3-1 victory over Southern Utah and a five-set win against Northern Arizona.

Olin becomes the first Hornet to receive the Big Sky's offensive player of the week award this season, and second to be recognized by the conference. Paige Swinney was the Big Sky's defensive player of the week on Sept. 10.

Olin produced a well-balanced stat line of 0.89 kills, 10.67 assists, 2.11 digs, 0.89 blocks, 0.33 aces and 1.67 points per set. She hit .400 for the week, which included eight kills and just two errors in 15 attempts. She had at least 45 assists in both matches, and quarterbacked a Hornet offense that finished the week with a .283 hitting percentage.

The Pasco, Wash., native had a monster fifth set in the Hornets' 3-2 win against Northern Arizona on Saturday. In that fifth frame (the Hornets won, 15-8), she had three kills, a 1.000 hitting percentage, six assists, two digs, two blocks and accounted for four points. In fact, Olin had a kill, assist or block in every point of the Hornets' match-clinching 6-0 run to close the fifth. She went on to finish the NAU match with a stat-sheet stuffing line of six kills, a .500 hitting percentage (6-1-10), 45 assists, one ace, 11 digs and six blocks.

In Thursday's win against Southern Utah, Olin, who has been playing on an injured knee the last two weeks, finished two kills, 51 assists, two aces, eight digs and a pair of blocks. She set a Hornet offense that finished with a season-high .341 hitting percentage in the match.

In conference play, Olin is averaging 0.94 kills, 10.72 assists, 2.17 digs and 0.94 blocks per set to go along with a .364 hitting percentage. Overall, Olin has registered more than 40 assists in each of her last seven matches, and currently ranks fourth in the league in assists per set, and fifth in aces per set.

Sacramento State, 8-10 overall and 3-1 in league, will play again this week on the road against Idaho on Thursday and Eastern Washington on Saturday.