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Geoghegan Collects Two MW Weekly Awards

The SDSU freshman earned a career high along with two Mountain West awards in her last four games.
By GoAztecs
 

San Diego State volleyball's Ellie Geoghegan picked up two Mountain West awards on Monday when she was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week by the conference office for her performance in four-set matches vs. New Mexico and Air Force.

With her honors, Geoghegan garnered the first two MW weekly accolades of her career and the Aztecs' first two of the season.

A native of Manhattan Beach, California, Geoghegan led the Scarlet and Black with 47 digs and 5.88 digs per set, the latter of which was nearly three scoops higher than her season average of 2.74 heading into the weekend. The Aztec libero anchored a back row that helped limit SDSU's two opponents to a combined .159 hitting percentage.

In a road match at New Mexico on Oct. 20, Geoghegan set a career high with 24 digs (6.00/set) and was an integral part of an Aztec defense that held the Lobos to a .112 hitting percentage for the night, including a .037 clip over the final three sets. UNM's .112 efficiency was the second lowest for an SDSU foe this season.

Two days later, Geoghegan followed that effort with an additional 23 scoops against Air Force (5.75/set), helping the Aztecs snap a six-match losing streak.

She contributed to a tremendous defensive effort that limited the Falcons to a combined 17 kills over the final two sets, as the Scarlet and Black posted identical 25-16 scores in that stretch to win going away.

With her performance, Geoghegan eclipsed the 20-dig plateau in consecutive matches for the first time this year and has held or shared the team lead for digs in six straight outings and 13 for the season.

Geoghegan also aided the Aztec cause with 12 setting assists and two aces last week, dishing out a career-high eight helpers at UNM.

Geoghegan and the Aztecs will be back in action later this week for a pair of road matches, traveling to Colorado State on Thursday, Oct. 27, before continuing north for a clash at Wyoming on Saturday, Oct. 29.