The Pirates' women's basketball team is off to its best start in a decade. Leading the charge is sophomore point guard Talia Taufaasau, who has earned Most Valuable Player honors in three of VC's four non-conference tournaments, and she was all-tournament in the fourth. This past week, the Canyon High School product averaged 21.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in three games at the LA Valley Tournament. She was 21-41 from the floor, including 7-14 from three, and 15-17 at the free throw line. Talia has been named this week's M & M Sports VC Pirate Student Athlete of the Week, the final award winner of 2019.