Klineman Voted Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD's Alix Klineman was named Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 6-12, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Klineman led Stanford to a history-making weekend at the inaugural Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic in Gainesville, Fla. The Cardinal swept No. 5 Texas on Friday and then defeated No. 1 Penn State in the championship match to remain undefeated on the season. Stanford's win broke the Nittany Lions' 109 match-winning streak, the second longest streak in NCAA history in any sport.
A 6-4 outside hitter from Manhattan Beach, Calif., Klineman led all players against Texas with 10 kills, nine digs, three blocks and two aces. Versus Penn State, Klineman tallied her third double-double of the season and again led all players with 16 kills and 10 digs. The senior became the 10th player in Stanford history to register 1,500 career kills and now holds 1,515. For her efforts, Klineman was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, marking the third-consecutive week she has walked away with that honor.
It is Klineman's fifth-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, second of the 2010 season and the 71st for Stanford all-time.
The Cardinal returns to the Bay Area for two away matches as a part of the Pac-10/WCC Challenge. Stanford plays at Saint Mary's on Friday and at San Francisco on Saturday.
Also Nominated: Paige Weber, ARIZ; Sarah Reaves, ASU; Tarah Murrey, CAL; Heather Meyers, ORE; Jill Sawatzky, OSU; Dicey McGraw, UCLA; Katie Fuller, USC; Kindra Carlson, WASH; Meagan Ganzer, WSU.
2010 Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
Aug. 30 - Alix Klineman, Stanford
Sept. 6 - Alex Jupiter, USC
Sept. 13 - Alix Klineman, Stanford