Western Washington University middle blocker Kayla Erickson has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
Erickson, a senior from Gig Harbor, had the GNAC’s top two block totals of the season as the Vikings posted four-set wins over nationally No. 18-ranked Central Washington and No. 19 Northwest Nazarene.
Erickson had a GNAC season-high 11 blocks against Central and 10 versus NNU. She also totaled 25 kills in the two matches, posting double-doubles in both.
Erickson, who took the weekly GNAC offensive honor last year, earned second-team Daktronics All-America and GNAC Player of the Year honors in 2013.
The Vikings, 12-4 overall and 5-2 in GNAC action, are at Western Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 9 (7 p.m.) and at Saint Martin’s on Saturday, Oct. 11 (7 p.m.).