Maytorena Earns All-Conference Honors

Nov. 19, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

For the first time of her career, junior Sara Maytorena earned First Team All-MWC honors announced on Wednesday by the Moutain West Conference Office.

Maytorena is currently recording 3.23 kills and 2.18 digs per contest. She is also is averaging 1.02 blocks and .25 service aces per contest.

Senior middle blocker Kim Turner of Utah and junior setter Melissa Courtney of Colorado State headlined the 2003 All-Mountain West Conference Volleyball Team, announced today at the MWC pre-championship banquet.

A four-time All-MWC performer, Turner leads the MWC (conference matches) in hitting percentage (.434), and ranks second in kills per game (4.53) and blocks per game (1.47). A native of Chandler, Ariz., Turner set the MWC single season record for kills in MWC matches this season with 231. She also owns MWC career records for kills (1,517) and blocks (638).

Courtney, of Lakewood, Calif., guided the Rams to a perfect 14-0 record in conference play, marking the first time any team has gone unbeaten in the MWC regular season. Courtney owns the MWC season record for assists with 693 (conference matches 2002) and leads the MWC with 13.04 assists per game this season. She also has a league-high 44 aces this year.

BYU middle blocker Lindsy Hartsock, of Inkom, Idaho, was named Freshman of the Year after ranking third in hitting percentage (.357) and fourth in blocks (1.27 per game) in the MWC.

Colorado State head coach Tom Hilbert was named MWC Coach of the Year, marking his fifth straight award. Hilbert has a career record of 362-112 in 15 seasons, including a 188-40 mark in seven years at Colorado State. Hilbert has won 10 conference coach of the year honors in 15 seasons as a head coach, including six in his seven years at CSU.