Pebbles, Zener, Togage have best start among Alaskans in NWAC

August 29, 2019
Leigha Peebles volleyball

Leigha Peebles

There are 13 Alaska women playing volleyball in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

We are only a week into the season, but already Cordova’s Leigha Pebbles, Soldotna’s Shay Zener and Anchorage’s Violett Togagae have stood out.

Pebbles is a redshirt sophomore outside hitter for Walla Walla Community College and ranks among the top 10 NWAC hitters with a .294 attack percentage.

She is averaging a career-high 2.94 kills per set. Last year it was 1.07.

The 5-foot-10 spiker slammed a career-high nine kills in a three-set loss to Edmonds and followed that up with eight kills in a four-set win over Skagit Valley.

Shay Zener volleyball

Shay Zener

Pebbles, of Cordova High fame, is now just seven kills shy of 100 for her college career.

Zener is a sophomore defensive specialist with Southwestern Oregon Community College.

She has recorded double-digit digs all four games this season and 10 of her previous 11 games dating to last season.

Zener, of SoHi fame, ranks No. 4 in the NWAC with 61 digs on the season.

She has 366 career digs with a single-game high of 29.

Violett Togagae volleyball

Violett Togagae

Togagae is a freshman is a freshman middle blocker for Rogue Community College, which is a first-year member of the NWAC.

The Ospreys are 7-0 and are one of just three undefeated teams in the NWAC.

Togagae, of Bartlett High fame, is anchoring a defense that has helped Rogue run the table in terms of not dropping a single set this season.

Stats were not posted on for the 5-foot-10 Alaskan.