Okerlund and Nickel named ACAA Players of the Week

Okerlund and Nickel named ACAA Players of the Week

Claire Okerlund and Cassie Nickel of UC-Santa Cruz were awarded the American Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Volleyball Players of the Week.

Okerlund, a junior outside hitter from Fullerton, CA was named to the Slugfest All-Tournament First Team after tallying 39 kills (3.25 k/s) and hitting .367 in four sweeps. She added 7 aces and 37 digs (3.08 d/s) over the weekend as the Slugs posted four wins.

Nickel, a senior defensive specialist from Redding, averaged 2.42 digs and 0.67 aces per set and was named to the Slugfest All-Tournament Second Team. She now has 301 digs in her UCSC career.