USC's Bateman Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Nov. 23, 2009



WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that USC sophomore setter Kendall Bateman has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Nov. 17-22.

Bateman, who hails from Manhattan Beach, Calif., led the 15th-ranked Trojans to a pair of Pac-10 road sweeps over No. 18 OREGON and OREGON STATE. In Friday’s win over the Ducks, Bateman posted 40 assists as the Women of Troy hit .361 for the match. She also had five digs and three block assists. Against the Beavers on Saturday, Bateman tallied 40 assists for the second-straight night as USC hit .327. She also recorded five digs.

For the weekend, Bateman posted 80 assists, 10 digs and paced USC to hit a combined .347.

USC has won four-straight matches with Bateman recording more than 13 assists per set during the streak. Heading into the weekend, she was the nation’s top setter for assists per set, and continues to lead the Conference in assists per set with 12.30.

This is the first weekly honor for Bateman, and USC’s 44th all-time Player of the Week.

Also Nominated: Whitney Dosty, ARIZ; Ashley Kastl, ASU; Hana Cutura, CAL; Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Alix Klineman, STAN; Kaitlin Sather, UCLA 

Aug. 31 - Tiffany Owens, ARIZ
Sept. 8 - Renee Bordelon, WSU
Sept. 14 - Lauren Cook, UCLA*
Sept. 21 - Rachel Rourke, OSU
Sept. 28 - Tamari Miyashiro, WASH
Oct. 5 - Alix Klineman, STAN*
Oct. 12 - Janet Okogbaa, STAN
Oct. 19 - Sonja Newcombe, ORE*
Oct. 26 - Hana Cutura, CAL*
Nov. 2 - Kaitlin Sather, UCLA
Nov. 9 - Hana Cutura, CAL
Nov. 16 - Lauren Williams, USC
Nov. 23 - Kendall Bateman, USC

* - AVCA National Player of the Week



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