Women's Athletes of the Week
Mesa’s Miller, Palomar’s Busby honored by conference
OCT. 18, 2016 - San Diego Mesa College volleyball player Isabel “Izzy” Miller and Palomar soccer player Grace Busby are the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Women’s Athletes of the Week for the week that ended Sunday.
Miller, a sophomore outside hitter from Arcadia High School in Phoenix and a transfer from Boise State, is No. 3 in the state in both kills (279) and kills per set (4.98). Last week she played key roles, putting down 47 kills, as the Olympians took home back-to-back victories over Cuyamaca 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19 and San Diego City College 22-25, 25-16, 26-24, 29-27.
In the win over Cuyamaca, Miller recorded 17 kills, five aces and 11 digs. Against City College, she had 30 kills, a 48.4 kills percentage and stepped up in the fourth set, which finished off the Knights, with 13 kills. Miller had two blocks, two aces and 20 digs in the match.
Busby, a sophomore forward from Escondido Charter High School, scored six goals during the week, giving her eight kills for her three most recent games. She scored four goals in a 7-1 rout of Cuyamaca and two goals in a 5-0 victory over Imperial Valley.
The previous Friday, Busby tallied two goals in a 3-2 loss to Southwestern.
Honorable mention for the week was awarded to San Bernardino Valley soccer goalkeeper Arianna Rodriguez, San Diego City volleyball player Kali Weires and Mesa volleyball player Quinn Franks.
Rodriguez, a sophomore from La Quinta High School in La Quinta, played all 90 minutes as the Wolverines, the PCAC North Division leader, defeated South Division leader Mesa 1-0 in a cross-division game. She notched three saves against the Olympians. San Bernardino has shut out its last five opponents, with Rodriguez playing 315 out of 450 minutes.
Weires, a sophomore middle blocker out of Basic High School in Las Vegas, had 11 kills, a .379 hitting percentage and eight blocks in City College’s 25-18, 25-11, 25-26, 25-11 victory over Imperial Valley. Later in the week against Mesa she once again had 11 kills, this time with a .523 hitting percentage, and added two blocks.
Franks, a sophomore middle blocker from Rancho Bernardo High School, contributed 10 kills, with a .438 percentage and two aces in the Olympians’ victory over Cuyamaca, and had eight kills with no errors and a .727 percentage in their win over San Diego City.