Western Washington’s Heilborn earns weekly all-conference honors for her defense

  • Monday, September 23, 2019 3:31pm
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Calley Heilborn

Calley Heilborn

Calley Heilborn, Western Washington University volleyball redshirt freshman outside hitter from Auburn, has been selected as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for matches played Sept. 16-22.

Heilborn, who starred at Auburn Riverside High School, earned her second GNAC weekly award this season, also earning offensive honors Sept. 2-8 following the opening week of the season.

Heilborn helped the Vikings to a pair of wins to open the GNAC season, averaging 4.57 digs and 1.14 blocks per set. WWU defeated Northwest Nazarene 3-1 and Central Washington 3-0 to improve to 2-0 in conference play, 10-0 on the season.

Heilborn has started all 10 matches this season, recording eight double-doubles. Among league leaders Heilborn is listed 2nd in kills (3.59/set), 10th in digs (3.43/set) and second in points (4.28/set).

A WWU player has taken home four of the six GNAC Volleyball Player of the Week awards so far this season, with Heilborn and Gabby Gunterman sweeping the first week and Kayleigh Harper winning offensive honors last week. Western has 83 all-time GNAC Player of the Week awards, including nine in each of the last two seasons.

The Vikings make their first conference road trip of the season taking to the Oregon trail for matches against Western Oregon (7 p.m. Thursday) and Concordia (2 p.m. Saturday). Both matches can be followed via webcast and live statistics at GNAC.tv.


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