Western Washington University libero Samantha Hutchinson has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 8-14.
Hutchinson, a junior from University Place, averaged 8.50 digs as the Vikings won three of four matches at the Sonoma State Seawolf Spike Invitational last weekend. She totaled 102 digs in 12 games.
WWU, 7-1 overall and ranked No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, defeated Cal State Stanislaus (3-0), Chico State (3-1) and San Francisco State (3-0), before falling to No. 24 Sonoma State (3-1).
Receiving GNAC Offensive POW honorable mention was WWU middle blocker Kayla Erickson.
Erickson and middle blocker Emily Boerger were named to the Sonoma State all-tournament team.