(ISN) – Today, the PACWEST has bestowed honours upon a student-athlete from the Camosun College Chargers program for the fourth week in a row. Congratulations to fifth-year outside hitter Hilary Graham who earns her fourth-career PACWEST Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week.
This past weekend Hilary Graham (Courtenay, BC) and the Chargers hosted the upstart College of the Rockies Avalanche at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence at Camosun College in Victoria BC. The Chargers have steadily increased their lead at the top of the PACWEST standings while the Avalanche have rapidly ascended into the top four in the standings heading into the action on the weekend. Hilary Graham has donned the #11 jersey for five seasons in the PACWEST.
A two-time league All-Star, Hilary aided the Chargers cause with an impressive 4.5 points per set over the weekend as the Chargers defeated the Avalanche 3-1 (25-23, 27-29, 25-22, 25-21) on Saturday and again 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) on Sunday.
“Hilary’s point production over the weekend against an opponent that makes it extremely difficult to put the ball away was impressive,” said Head Coach Chris Dahl.
Hilary has been a consistent presence on the PACWEST leader board for years now, but has increased her offensive totals as the Chargers approach the PACWEST Championships, which will be hosted at Camosun February 26-28, 2015.
“As an accomplished All-Star, Hilary is finding ways to improve her play, even in her fifth year. It’s the small things that are important to our game as we continue to seek success as a unit on the floor. Hilary’s performance of late suggests that we’re getting closer to that special time of the year. The league’s elite players and teams zero in on peak performance. Hilary is starting to do that alongside her teammates. Playoffs are just around the corner and we’re looking forward to welcoming the rest of the PACWEST to Camosun College and Victoria,” said Dahl.
Catch the Chargers volleyball teams as they hit the court for the their final home matches of the season this Saturday against Island rivals, the VIU Mariners at PISE, Women 6pm; Men 8pm.