Colorado School of Mines earns highest ranking in school history
Colorado School of Mines Athletics
Last Updated - October 9, 2012 11:29 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After sweeping its three matches last week, Colorado School of Mines continued its upward trend in the AVCA Division II Coaches Poll, moving three spots higher to No. 12.
The No. 12 ranking is the highest in program history, and eclipses the No. 15 ranking the squad achieved last week.
The Orediggers pushed their winning streak to eight with a pair of 3-0 wins against CSU-Pueblo on Thursday and Western State on Friday, before closing out the weekend with a 3-2 win against No. 24 Adams State on Saturday.
Mines set a new school record with a season-high .457 team attack in the win against Western State on Friday. Junior Melanie Wannamaker led the team during the week with 43 kills on a .585 attack percentage.
Senior Jackie Stabell followed with 38 kills at a 3.45 clip, while Holly Hutchison and Sarah Pekarek added 27 and 26, respectively, during the week. Freshman Danielle Johnson-Hazlewood paced the Mines offense to a .332 team attack percentage and 137 assists at a clip of 12.45 per set, while adding 31 digs defensive at an average of 2.82 per set.
Junior Hannah Margheim led the defense in Mines’ 3-0 week with 46 digs at an average of 4.18 digs per set, while Pekarek followed with 33 and Corrine Din added 32.