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Mariah Holmstrom named Athlete of the Week

January 15, 2014

MariahHolmstrom.jpgFriday, Jan. 10, 2014 – 22 digs, 2 kills, 2.4 average (50% in system passer rating)
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 – 6 digs, 3.16 average (79% in system passer rating)

Mariah Holmstrom led the Camosun Chargers in their return to PACWEST league play and a weekend split with the visiting Capilano Blues.

Fridays contest saw the Chargers fall to the visiting Blues 15-17 in the fifth set. On a night that marked the return to PACWEST league play for both programs, Mariah did her best to stabilize the Chargers game. Her 22 digs led the Chargers on the night, as did her 2.4 passer rating.

“Mariah started the match as our libero and finished on the leftside. We didn’t plan for the night to go this way, but she adapted and in doing so maintained her presence on serve receive and in the backcourt. These two parts of the game are integral to our success and Mariah brings stability to those areas”, said head coach Chris Dahl. “Falling behind in the match we made some adjustments and Mariah was integral in putting us in a position where we had an opportunity to win the match.”

As was the case in the first semester, the Chargers rebounded from a Friday loss to the Blues with a strong Saturday performance and another straight sets win (25-17, 25-12, 25-15). Holmstrom led the Chargers from the libero position start to finish collecting a modest 6 digs while passing above a 3.0 average on a 4 point scale.

“Perhaps even more impressive than passing above the three point line for a match was Mariah’s 79% in-system passer rating. When this happens our setters operate from a position of strength and we’re much more efficient as a team.” - Dahl

Mariah is a 4th year business student with the Chargers and one of two players that have been in the program alongside head coach Chris Dahl from his first season (leftside Hilary Graham of Courtenay, BC is the other.) A graduate of Carihi (Campbell River) she is also the product of the Nanaimo Volleyball Club and Campbell River Crush youth programs.

- Mark Dawson
Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST)
Media Manager

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