Trio of Menlo players earn weekly volleyball honors by GSAC

Moea Kekauoha earned Golden State Athletic Conference Attacker of the Week honors. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Menlo College’s Moea Kekauoha, Pamela Dungo and Lucyanna Herrera each earned Golden State Athletic Conference women’s volleyball weekly honors the conference announced Monday, giving the Oaks a sweep of the awards.

Kekauoha was named the Attacker of the Week, Dungo the Setter of the Week and Herrera the Defender of the Week.

In matches against No 21 Vanguard and San Diego Christian, the trio upset a nationally ranked opponent and then rallied from a first set loss to help Menlo (12-7, 8-3) move into a second-place tie in the GSAC with Hope International, a half-game behind conference leading Westmont.

Kekauoha recorded 20 or more kills and 20 or more digs in both matches. She recorded a career-high 25 kills during Saturday’s four-set victory over San Diego Christian. The 29 digs against Vanguard on Friday is her second-highest of the year.

She added 11 assists, an ace, and two blocks. Kekauoha ranks first in the conference in kills and kills per set. She’s ranked 33rd and 20th, respectively, in the nation among NAIA players.

Dungo has been among the leaders as a setter in the GSAC this season. She recorded 39 and 49 assists in the Oaks eight sets over in the week. She also added 31 digs and three aces over the weekend. The 49 assists against San Diego Christian are the most Dungo has recorded in a four-set match in her career and the fourth most of any match in her career. Her 20 digs in the Vanguard match is a career-best. This season, Dungo ranks second in the GSAC in assists and first in assists per set, while also ranking in the top-50 in the NAIA in both categories.

Herrera recorded 30 digs in Friday's win over Vanguard while going errorless in 32 receptions. She added 18 more digs on Saturday to put her at 48 for the week, with two receiving errors in 63 tries, three aces and an a block. She ranks second on the Oaks in digs and seventh overall in the GSAC in digs per set

With Herrera as the libero, the Oaks record is 10-4. Without her, they are 2-3.

Menlo plays at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday night in a nonconference match and then hosts William Jessup in GSAC play Saturday.

— Palo Alto Sports Online/Menlo Atheltics

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Chick-fil-A quietly starts delivering out of DoorDash kitchen in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 48 comments | 8,697 views

By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 2,541 views

Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling
By Sherry Listgarten | 19 comments | 2,016 views

Differentiating Grief from Clinical Depression
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,922 views

Anonymous Sources: Facebook and YouTube suppressing important questions and discussion
By Douglas Moran | 23 comments | 1,208 views