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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s volleyball players Amber Igiede and Kate Lang both earned Big West weekly honors after the team went 2-1 in the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic, August 25–27. Igiede was voted Offensive Player of the Week while Lang was named Setter of the Week.

For Igiede, it marks her seventh overall Big West weekly honor and the fourth as Offensive Player of the Week. She helped lead UH to a pair of victories over Northwestern and San Diego. Through the first three matches, Igiede recorded team highs of 39 kills, a .337 hitting percentage and 16 total blocks—including six solo.

In the season opener against Northwestern, Igiede put down a team-high 14 kills while recording a match-high nine blocks. Against 13th-ranked San Diego, Igiede tallied a team-best 18 kills and .417 hitting percentage and was in on four blocks while altering Torero attacks. She finished the weekend with seven kills and three blocks in a loss against Oregon. Igiede recorded two solo blocks in every match and closed the weekend with 50 total points to lead the Big West.

This marks Lang’s sixth career Big West weekly honor and her fourth Setter of the Week award. Lang recorded a Big West-best 120 assists this weekend while scooping up 25 digs and adding six blocks in the Rainbow Wahine Classic. In UH Mānoa’s first two matches against Northwestern and San Diego, the junior dished out 49 assists in both games and finished the week with 22 assists against Oregon. Against the Toreros, Lang recorded a first double-double of the season with 49 assists and 10 digs to go with four blocks. Lang now has recorded 22 career double-doubles.

The Rainbow Wahine host USC on August 31 and September 2. First serve for both matches is at 7 p.m. in SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. UH is just one spot out of the most recent AVCA/TARAFLEX top 25 poll.

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