Alix Klineman Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Sept. 15, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Cardinal sophomore Alix Klineman has been named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week, as announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen earlier today. The outside hitter helped Stanford to a perfect sweep of the competition at the Stanford Invitational, hit .481 over three matches and was named the MVP of the tournament.

Klineman led the Cardinal offensively in every match, recording double-figures all three nights for 40 total kills (4.44 kps) and a solid .481 hitting percentage.

In the team's first match against New Mexico State, the sophomore put up three blocks in addition to her 11 kills, and, the next night, she did a bit better with 12 kills and four blocks. The Cardinal All-American saved her best for the tournament championship match against Santa Clara, however, as she pounded 16 kills in 26 tries for a career-best .615 hitting percentage. Meanwhile, she accumulated 11 digs for her second double-double of the year.

For her efforts, Klineman was named the Stanford Invitational Most Valuable Player, the first time in her career that she has been honored with a tournament MVP award.

This is Klineman's second weekly award of her career and the 64th for Stanford all-time.

Stanford heads to Cal Poly this weekend to compete in the Mission Inn of Pismo Beach Invitational in San Luis Obispo. Stanford plays Saint Mary's Friday night at 7 p.m. and No. 19 Cal Poly Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Mott Gym.

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