The conference announced the honor on Monday, Sept. 9, for the first week of matches contested Aug. 29-Sept. 8.
Chen led the Seasiders to a 5-0 start to the season by leading the PacWest in kills (5.19) and points (5.81) per set. She totaled 93 points on 83 kills, six aces, a block solo and six block assists.
Chen ranked sixth in hitting for the week in the PacWest, posting a .369 rate over the Seasiders' five matches. She committed just 14 errors in 187 attempts while recording her 83 kills.
Chen also contributed defensively, averaging 3.69 digs per set after totaling 59 digs during the opening week of competition.