Debora Seilhamer Named 2006 Asics/Volleyball Magazine Defensive Player Of The Year

Jan. 19, 2007

LOS ANGELES -- USC libero Debora Seilhamer (Ponce, Puerto Rico/Colegio Ponceno) has been named Defensive National Player of the Year for the 2006 season by Asics/Volleyball Magazine. Seilhamer and teammate Asia Kaczor (Wroclaw, Poland) also earned All-America second team honors after earning similar honors last month by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Seilhamer completed her career as arguably one of the best liberos ever to play collegiate women's volleyball. She had 721 digs this season (6.32 dpg), which was a school record. During her career, she recorded 2,071 digs and a 5.13 digs per game average, both school records.

On Dec. 8, 2006, at Hawai'i in the NCAA Honolulu Regional, Seilhamer broke the Pac-10 Conference record, held by UCLA's Chrissie Zartman. Seilhamer owns the top three single-season records for digs at USC (721 in 2006, 696 in 2005 and 571 in 2004) along with holding the USC records for most digs in a three-game match (30), four-game match (41) and five-game match (45).

Kaczor set USC single-season records with 563 kills, 642.5 points and 1,272 attempts. She hit .300 for the year (563-181-1272) with 35 assists, 37 service aces (0.32 sapg), 199 digs (1.75 dpg) and 81 total blocks (0.71 bpg). She also tied a school record with 5.64 points per game and her 4.94 kills per game average places her third on USC's all-time list.

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