Debora Seilhamer Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Nov. 15, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC sophomore libero Debora Seilhamer has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 8-14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Seilhamer, a first-year starter from Ponce, Puerto Rico, led the Trojans to a five-game victory at No. 16 UCLA, recording a school record 45 digs along the way. In a defensive match in which both teams posted sub-.200 attack percentages, Seilhamer's 9.00 digs-per-game keyed the Trojans' efforts. In addition to setting a school record, Seilhamer's 45 digs were good for second in Pac-10 history and were one dig short of cracking the NCAA Top 10 for a five-game match.

With 373 digs in 72 games this season, Seilhamer is averaging 5.18 digs-per-game, a mark that would be a school record if the season ended today.

The No. 6 Women of Troy host Oregon and Oregon State this week inthe final home matches of the regular season.

This is the first weekly honor for Seilhamer, and USC's 35th Player of the Week all-time.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Lauren Westendorf, ORE; Sept. 13- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 20- Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Sept. 27- Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Oct. 4- Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 11 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Oct. 18 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 25 -Chrissie Zartman, UCLA; Nov.1 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Nov. 8 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Nov. 15- Debora Seilhamer, USC.