California's Carli Lloyd Named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player Of The Weekl

Oct. 21, 2008

Carli Lloyd, a sophomore setter for then-No. 5 CALIFORNIA, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.

She earned the award for her strong play in helping the Golden Bears defeat then-No. 4 Stanford. It was the first time Cal has beaten the Cardinal in Stanford since 1979.

In the match, Lloyd scored her fourth double-double of the season, as she dished out 55 assists in leading her team to a .260 hitting percentage, while also scooping up 12 digs in the 3-1 win. In addition, Lloyd added four kills and three blocks in the upset.

This is the third time an athlete from California has earned the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award. The last Golden Bear to earn the award was Mia Jerkov on October 12, 2003.

The Pac-10 has had three student-athletes named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week. OREGON junior outside hitter Sonja Newcombe was named player of the week on October 7, for her outstanding play that helped lead her team to upset wins over two nationally-ranked opponents, then No. 5 UCLA and then-No. 4 USC.

WASHINGTON sophomore setter Jenna Hagglund followed Newcombe as she was named the national player of the week on October 14. Hagglund notched her second and third double-doubles of the season, propelling the Huskies to consecutive five-set road victories over Pac-10 foes - then-No. 8 UCLA and then-No. 11 USC.

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