Fifth-year Pandas volleyball setter, and team captain Eryn Orysiuk is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week after leading the nationally ranked Pandas to a sweep of of the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack, this past weekend at Saville Community Sports Centre.
Orysiuk was equally superb in each of the Pandas wins this weekend, as the perennial power Pandas moved back above the .500 mark in conference play, as they enter the winter break with a 7-5 record. The veteran Pandas setter, who is back in her natural position after spending last season as their libero, recorded 71 assists, 20 digs, and eight aces in the two Pandas wins.
Orysiuk, a product of the Pandas Volleyball Club, recorded at least 30 assists in each of the two matches, highlighted by a 37 assist performance in the Pandas 3-1 win over the WolfPack on Sunday. She also added a team-high four aces and 15 digs, leading the Pandas to the series sweep. Entering the winter break, the Edmonton native now sits second in Canada West with 10.00 assists per set this season, third with 27 aces, while leading the conference with 480 total assists.
The Pandas will resume conference play in January, as they visit the UBC Okanagan Heat (Jan. 5/6), and the MRU Cougars (Jan. 12/13), before returning to the Saville Centre on January 19th for a series against the Calgary Dinos.