..Three teams -- Sonoma State, UC San Diego, and San Francisco State named four players to the All-CCAA team.
Senior setter Iris Tolenada, who helped San Francisco State to a 16-6 record and the Gators to their third NCAA Tournament berth in program history, has been named the 2012 Most Valuable Player. The senior from Antioch led the conference this season with 11.33 assists per-set.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – San Francisco State's Iris Tolenada has been named the Molten/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's
Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 15-21, the league office announced Monday.
The Gator senior garnered her first career weekly award and the fourth for SF State since the program was reinstated back in 2008, following Beth Perkins, who received the honor twice during the 2009 campaign and Halimah Oswald in 2011.
In two stellar efforts last weekend, Tolenada became the Gators' all-time leader in assists after recording a pair of double-doubles in SF State's five-set marathons at Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay.
In two matches, the Gator setter totaled 103 helpers (10.30/set), scooped up 43 digs (4.30/set), while serving up four aces and finishing with three block assists.
Against Cal State Monterey Bay, Tolenada posted team highs of 48 assists, 20 digs and three aces to go along with two block assists as SF State rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Otters. In a narrow defeat against Cal State East Bay the following evening, the Antioch native directed an offense that set a season-high with 73 combined kills and led a defensive effort that totaled a season-best 107 digs after handing out 55 assists and collecting 23 scoops for her fifth straight double-double and 13th of the season.
With her performances, Tolenada now has 4,231 assists for her career and ranks second in school history with 1,170 digs. In addition, she enters this week's matches against Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus tied for the top spot in the CCAA in assists (10.44/set), while her 29 service aces rank second.
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