Parapunov, Worsley earn Big West honors

From the Big West

The University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball team’s big series sweep of Long Beach State over the weekend helped a pair of Rainbow Warriors earn Big West Conference Player of the Week honors.

Opposite Rado Parapunov received his 13th career Big West Player of the Week award while libero Gage Worsley earned his fifth career Big West Defensive Player of the Week as the duo led the Rainbow Warriors to remain perfect on the year at 11-0 and 6-0 in conference play.

The 13 awards for Parapunov is a new Big West record.

Parapunov totaled 44 kills (4.89 kps), four aces, 12 digs (1.33 dps), and 10 blocks (1.11 bps) in the series.  The Sofia, Bulgaria native had a team-high 17 kills in the opener and a match-high 27 kills in the rematch, for his 12thcareer 20+ kill match. The award is his third of the season.

Worsley averaged 3.44 digs per set (31 total digs) with 14 on Friday and a career-high 17 on Saturday. The Moraga, Calif., native had only one reception error in 58 receive attempts while playing all nine sets. In addition, Worsley was selected as the Off the Block’s National Libero of the Week.

The Warriors hit the road for their final conference road trip at CSUN Friday-Saturday in Northridge, Calif.

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