By Hope Shuler, WAC

DENVER, Colo.--Bakersfield junior opposite hitter Molly O’Hagan has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 2-8. This is the first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor for O’Hagan.

The Tonganoxie, Kan., native averaged 3.75 kills on .505 hitting while adding 1.19 blocks per set over four matches as the Roadrunners went 3-1 last week. She opened the week with 15 kills and two blocks in a narrow 3-2 loss at Radford. Over the weekend, O’Hagan was named MVP of the James Madison Classic after leading Bakersfield to the tournament title with wins over Presbyterian, Wyoming and the host Dukes. She averaged 4.09 kills on .586 hitting, 1.55 blocks and 0.45 digs per set over the three matches.

In a sweep of Presbyterian, O’Hagan finished with 11 kills on .667 hitting. In the win over JMU, she was just shy of a double-double, finishing with a career-high 19 kills on .643 hitting and nine blocks, setting the program record for best hitting percentage in a four-set match. O’Hagan closed out the tournament with 15 kills on .481 hitting and seven blocks in a four-set win over Wyoming.