COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The Mountain West announced its 2022 Volleyball All Mountain West team and individual honorees chosen by the league’s 11 head coaches. UNLV’s Isabel Martin became player of the year, teammate Jenna Gabrielwon Newcomer of the Year, Wyoming Tierney Barlow received the Newcomer of the Year award. The Coach of the Year award goes to Dawn Sullivan by UNLV after leading the Rebels to a 17-1 in league play.
- Colorado State, UNLV, and San Jose State led the way with three All-Conference honorees each.
- Colorado State has had at least three student-athletes on the All-Mountain West team each season since 2009.
- Lauren Ohlinger of Boise State and Kaitlynn Biassou of New Mexico are both three-time All-MW honorees.
- UNLV won three out of four individual awards, the first MW program to win at least three individual awards in a single season since 2017. This is only the third season the feat has been accomplished, having joined the state of Colorado in 2011 and 2017.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ISABEL MARTIN, UNLV
Junior, Outside Hitter, Mauerstetten, Bayern, Germany/Hillsborough CC
- Helped the Rebels go 2-0 for seven consecutive weeks.
- Averaged 3.81 kills per set in league play.
- Recorded 244 kills, 11 serving aces, five solo blocks, 31 assisted blocks, for a total of 275.5 points during the Rebels’ MW roster.
- Received two weekly Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week awards, October 31 and November 7.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
JHENNA GABRIEL, UNLV
Senior Setter, Honolulu, Hawaii/Maryknoll HS/Texas
- First Rebel to win the Newcomer of the Year award since the award was launched in 2010.
- Assisted the Rebels 2-0 in seven straight weeks.
- Leads MW in assists with 678 assists averaging 10.59 per set.
- Double-digit assists and digs on eight separate occasions during conference season.
- Helped the Rebels secure first place in the conference tournament with a 17-1 record in league play.
Freshman of the Year
TIERNEY BARLOW, WYOMING
Middle Blocker, Colorado Springs, Colorado/Liberty HS
- First cowgirl since 2017 (Marissa Harmon) to win Freshman of the Year and fifth overall.
- Finished the regular season in sixth place at the Mountain West with a .379 hit.
- 160 kills, 61 blocks and 204.0 points in 18 conference matches.
- Received the MW Freshman of the Week award on October 3.
COACH OF THE YEAR
DAWN SULLIVAN, UNLV
- Guided UNLV to its second MW title of the regular season.
- Led the Rebels to a 17-1 league record.
- Won 17 straight games, fourth-longest active winning streak nationally.
- Reached 100 wins earlier in the 2022 season, her fifth year as a coach. The fastest trainer in program history.
- First Coach of the Year award since the 2021 spring season.
- First Rebel head coach to win multiple awards in his career.
ALL CONFERENCE TEAM
Joi Harvey, Jr., MB, Air Force
Paige Bartsch, So., OPP, Boise State
Lauren Ohlinger, Sr., OH, Boise State
Ciera Pritchard, R-Sr., S., State of Colorado
Kennedy Stanford, Jr., OH, State of Colorado
Naeemah Weathers, Jr., MB, State of Colorado
Grace Doyle, Sr., MB, Fresno State
Kayla Afoa, Sr., OH, Nevada
Kaitlynn Biassou, Sr., OH, New Mexico
Alena Moldan, Sr., L, New Mexico,
Amethyst Harper, Sr., OH, State of San Jose
Mia Schafer, Jr., S, San Jose State
Sarah Smevog, Sr., L, State of San Jose
Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos, Jr., RS/OH, UNLV
Jhenna Gabriel, GS, S, UNLV
Isabel Martin, Jr., OH, UNLV
Kennedi Boyd, Sr., MB, State of Utah
Tatum Stall, Jr., OH, State of Utah
Annie Kaminski, Jr., MB, Boise State
Ella Rud, So., OH, Fresno State
Madison Corf, Fri., OH, State of San Diego
Haylee Nelson, Sr., OH/OPP, State of San Jose
Jordyn Freeman, Jr., MB, UNLV
Tierney Barlow, Fr., MB, Wyoming