UCLA's Ali Daley Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player Of The Week
Dec. 1, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA outside hitter Ali Daley has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 24 - 30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Daley led the Bruins to wins over two ranked opponents, No. 23 Pepperdine and No. 11 USC, averaging 5.00 kills per set and 3.14 digs per set in the two matches. The Grass Valley, Calif., native recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 13 digs against the Trojans.
Daley tallied a season-high 20 kills against Pepperdine, marking just the third time she has totaled at least 20 kills as a Bruin. The senior also added nine digs and three bocks against the Waves. Against USC, Daley was the team leader in attacks at 9.79 per set and hit .314 for the match, her best hitting percentage since Oct. 24. The Bruins scored the final seven points of the match against the Trojans, turning a 24-19 deficit into a 26-24 victory. During that run, Daley had a hand in five points, recording four kills and a block assist.
This is the first weekly honor for Daley and the 53rd all-time for UCLA.
Also Nominated: Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Mindi Wiley, CAL; Gorana Maricic, ORE; Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Kindra Carlson, WASH; Brittany Tillman, WSU
2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2 - Carli Lloyd, CAL; Set. 8 - Foluke Akinradewo, STAN; Sept. 15 - Alix Klineman, STAN; Sept. 22 - Rachel Rourke, OSU; Sept. 29 - Jessica Swarbrick, WASH; Oct. 6 - Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Oct. 13 - Jenna Hagglund, WASH; Oct. 20 - Carli Lloyd, CAL; Oct. 27 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Nov. 3 - Neticia Enesi, ORE; Nov. 10 - Foluke Akinradewo, STAN; Nov. 17 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Nov. 24 - Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Dec. 1 - Ali Daley, UCLA