Hawai‘i’s Moniz, Danielson cop WAC honors

Bryant Moniz, quarterback for the University of Hawai‘i football team, and Kanani Danielson, senior outside hitter for the University of Hawai‘i volleyball team, each captured Western Athletic Conference honors, Monday for their individual performances on their respective athletic fields.

Moniz was named the WAC offensive player of the week following his record-setting performance in the Warriors’ win over University of California Davis, Saturday, states a Hawai‘i release.

Danielson was named WAC Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 19-25, her second WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and 10th of her career.

Danielson made history during Thursday’s win over Idaho where she became the seventh player in the program’s history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs for a career.

She guided Hawai‘i to a 2-0 week with wins over Idaho and Utah State, averaging 5.38 kills on .383 hitting, 2.62 digs, 1.25 blocks, and 6.19 points per set. She had two double-doubles for her WAC-leading 10th double-double of the season and had a season-high 24 kills to go along with 19 digs against Utah State.

Moniz, a senior from Wahiawa, O‘ahu, set a new school record and tied an NCAA record with seven touchdown passes in the first half of the Warriors’ 56-14 win over the Aggies, Saturday.

He also set a new school record with 424 passing yards in a half. Moniz was 30-of-40 and completed his first eight passes in the game for 164 yards. He did not play in the second half, but his 424 passing yards are the eighth most by any quarterback in the nation, in a game this year.

The WAC award marks the second time this season and the sixth time in his career that Moniz has been honored by the league. Hwas named Player of the Week following UH’s season-opening win over Colorado in which he rushed for a career-high 121 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 178 yards and another score.

Moniz was also named College Football Performance Award co-National Performer of the Week along with Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, the pair also sharing the co-Quarterback Performer of the Week award.

The University of Hawai‘i volleyball team hosts Nevada, Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. and Fresno State, Saturday, starting at 7 p.m.

The Warrior football team travels to Louisiana Tech, Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., Central Standard Time.

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