Mercedes Nicholson, a sophomore outside hitter from Los Medanos College, and Grace Ferguson, a freshman middle blocker for the College of the Canyons, have been named the CCCWVCA State Northern California and Southern California Players of the Week, respectively, for the Week 7 of the 2018 season.
Nicholson powered 19 kills and hit .405 to help Los Medanos grab first place currently in the Bay Valley Conference in a 4-‐set win over Solano. She recorded 12 kills, hit .450 in a sweep over Yuba. She has helped LMC to a 6-‐match win streak.
Ferguson showed why she is second in the state currently in hitting percentage at .493 with her performances in two victories last week for Canyons. The 6-‐foot-‐2 middle totaled nine kills (in just 11 attempts), served seven aces and made five blocks in a sweep over Mt. San Antonio. She added eight kills, four aces and a pair of blocks in COC's eighth straight win, defeating LA Mission.
Robert Lewis, CCCWVCA SID