Middleborn wins CCAA honor again

Cal State San Bernardino senior middle blocker Samantha Middleborn has been named Molten/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9. It marks the third time this season she has been honored.

Middleborn, of Rialto, led the No. 3 Coyotes to a road sweep at Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay over the weekend. The two victories helped Cal State San Bernardino conclude the first half of CCAA play with an 11-0 conference mark and 16-0 overall record.

In seven sets, Middleborn tallied 32 kills in 52 attempts, with just five errors, collected four service aces, eight digs and eight block assists while recording a .519 hitting percentage. The 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Year, totaled 19 kills and posted a .720 attack mark during a four-set win over Cal State East Bay and concluded the week with 13 kills, three service aces, five digs and a .333 hitting percentage at Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday.

Cal State San Bernardino returns to action on Friday when it travels to Cal Poly Pomona for a 7 p.m. contest.

Molten CCAA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week:


Aug. 29 – Sept. 4: Samantha Middleborn (Cal State San Bernardino)

Sept. 5-11: Keala Peterson (Sonoma State)

Sept. 12-18: Taylor Krenwinkel (Sonoma State)

Sept. 19-25: Samantha Middleborn (Cal State San Bernardino)

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Jessica Leek (Chico State)

Oct. 3-9: Samantha Middleborn (Cal State San Bernardino).