Wolfpack's Pakhomenko named Canada West star of the week

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
January 26, 2016 - 2:59pm Updated: January 26, 2016 - 6:03pm

Kamloops, BC—For the third time this season, Thompson Rivers University WolfPack womens volleyball player Iuliia Pakhomenko (4th year, outside hitter, Donetsk, Ukraine) is Canada West Star of the Week.

Pakhomenko has been named the Canada West Second Star of the Week for the week ending January 24, 2016.

She was honored for her performance during the team’s sweep of the University of Regina Cougars.  Pakhomenko had 10 kills, eight digs, four aces and four block assists in a straight set win on Friday (Jan 22) and followed it up with 21 kills, seven digs, three aces and a block assist in the WolfPack’s straight set win over Regina on Saturday (Jan 23).

She now leads the country and the league in kills (337) and kills per set (4.88) and is now the league leader in service aces per set (0.52).

Earlier this year, Pakhomenko was named the Canada West first star of the week (Oct 30-31st week) and second star of the week (October 23-25th week).

One other TRU athlete who has won the Canada West player of the week honor more than once this season is soccer player Danielle Fauteux (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC).  She was the Canada West Third Star of the Week twice (September 11-13th and October 9-11th).

Other WolfPack athletes who have won a Canada West player of the week honor this year are: Brad Gunter of men’s volleyball (third star of the week Oct 16-18th),   Basketball players Josh Wolfram (5th year, Kamloops, BC, Nov 13-15th), Luke Morris (3rd year, forward, Mission, BC, Nov 7-29 th) and Volodymyr Iegorov (4th year, forward, Donetsk, Ukraine, January 7-10th): all third stars.

Other female WolfPack players to be stars of the week are soccer player Jaydene Radu (5th year, forward, Calgary, AB, second star of the week, September 4-6th), and women’s basketball player Emma Piggin (2nd year, guard, Kamloops, BC, third star of the week, November 27-29th).

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