Stanford's Kristin Richards Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Oct. 9, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD outside hitter Kristin Richards has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 2 - 8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Richards, a senior from Orem, Utah, led No. 6 Stanford to a 3-0 sweep over No. 7 California over the weekend, pushing the Cardinal's record to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-10.

On Friday, Richards collected 13 kills without recording a single error against the Bears, giving her a season-high .565 hitting percentage. In addition, she went on to add six digs, an ace, and tallied three blocks to hold Cal to a .143 hitting percentage, tying their lowest of the season.This is the second weekly honor for Richards, and Stanford's 57th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

Also Nominated: Angie Pressey, JR,OH, CAL; Rachel Rourke, OH, FR, OSU; Nana Meriwether, SR, MB, UCLA; Christal Morrison, OH, JR, WASH; Kelly Rosin, SR, OH, WSU.

2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 28 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Sept. 5 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Sept. 11 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Sept. 18 - Asia Kaczor, USC; Sept. 25 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 2 - Katie Carter, UCLA; Oct. 9 - Kristin Richards, STAN.

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