Sukhov named All-MW Honorable Mention


Desiree Sukhov earned her third career All-Mountain West honor being tabbed an honorable mention.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State redshirt senior outside hitter Desiree Sukhov was named All-Mountain West honorable mention, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

Sukhov, who was named All-Mountain West the past two seasons and the MW Newcomer of the Year in 2019, earns her third career honor by the conference.

Playing in all 18 Mountain West matches and 66 sets for the 'Dogs this fall, Sukhov led the Bulldogs in kills per set (2.89) and kills (191) while ranking second on the team with 151 digs and tied for second with 20 service aces.

Sukhov notched 10 double-digit kill matches with three double-doubles, including a 16-kill, 17-dig performance at San Jose State on Oct. 30, and added service aces in 12 matches.

The Murrieta, Calif. native wraps up her three-year Fresno State career with 787 kills, 562 digs, 102 blocks and 95 service aces and sits second in program history in career aces per set (0.40) and ninth in kills per set (3.29).

Sukhov becomes the first Bulldog to earn three All-MW honors as the 'Dogs have now had seven individuals earn 11 All-MW selections over the last four seasons under head coach Jonathan Winder & 12 individuals have been honored 16 times since moving into the conference in 2012. The 'Dogs finished the season with a 12-14 record and tied for seventh in the MW with Wyoming.

All-MW selections are voted on by the league's 11 head coaches. The coaches also selected the individual player awards and the MW Coach of the Year honor, which went to Utah State's Rob Neilson who helped lead the Aggies to a share of the regular season MW title. UNLV senior outside hitter Mariena Hayden was named the MW Player of the Year for the second straight season while Colorado State outside hitter Annie Sullivan was named the MW Newcomer of the Year and Boise State right side hitter Paige Bartsch was named the MW Freshman of the Year.

Fresno State All-MW Selections

2012 (1): Barbara Alcantara

2013 (2): Korrin Wild, Marissa Brand

2015: (1): Maggie Eppright

2016 (1): Aleisha Coates

2018 (4): Reagan Leonard, Haile Watson, Taylor Slover, Madelyn Halteman 

2019 (3): Leonard, Hatleman, Desiree Sukhov

Spring 2021 (3): Sukhov, Jocelyn Rodriguez, Amaria Kelley

Fall 2021 (1): Sukhov

2021 Mountain West Volleyball Awards

Player of the Year: Mariena Hayden, Sr., OH, UNLV

Newcomer of the Year: Annie Sullivan, Jr., OH, Colorado State

Freshman of the Year: Paige Bartsch, Fr., RH, Boise State

Coach of the Year: Rob Neilson, Utah State

2021 All-Mountain West Team

$Lauren Ohlinger, Jr. OH, Boise State

$Danielle Boss, Sr., S, Boise State

Kennedy Standford, So., OH, Colorado State

$Alexa Roumeliotis, Sr., L, Colorado State

Ciera Pritchard, Jr., S, Colorado State

Karina Leber, So., MB, Colorado State

$Kaitlynn Biassou, Jr., OH, New Mexico

Uxue Guereca, So., OH, New Mexico

$Victoria O'Sullivan, Sr., OH, San Diego State

Sarah Smevog, Sr., L, San Jose State

Mia Schafer, So., S, San Jose State

$Haylee Nelson, Sr., OH, San Jose State

$Latahevai Lousi, Sr., OH, San Jose State

$Mariena Hayden, Sr., OH, UNLV

Tatum Stall, So., OH, Utah State

Kristy Frank, Sr., OH, Utah State

#Corinne Larsen, Sr., MB, Utah State

$Jackie McBride, Sr., MB, Wyoming

Honorable Mention

$Bailey Keith, Sr., OH, Air Force

Alyssa Wissinger, Jr., MB, Boise State

Annie Sullivan, Jr., OH, Colorado State

Sasha Colombo, Sr., MB, Colorado State

$Desiree Sukhov, Sr., OH, Fresno State

Sydney Peterson, Jr., MB, Nevada

$Spring 2021 All-MW

#Spring 2021 All-MW Honorable Mention