Jupiter Voted Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC's Alex Jupiter was named Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 25-31, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior outside hitter had 42 kills over the weekend as the seventh-ranked Trojans defeated Washington State and Washington.
The Paris, France, native moved into fifth place on USC's career points list with 1,417.5 points after Saturday's win over the then-No. 7 Huskies. Jupiter finished with 30 kills against Washington, one off her career best. After getting only three kills in the first set, she came back to record eight kills in the second and nine in the third. With no errors, Jupiter hit a combined .607 in those two sets to lead the Trojans to a five-set victory. She also added 14 digs in the match. In the sweep of the Cougars on Friday, Jupiter tallied 12 kills and seven digs.
It is Jupiter's second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, second of the season and the 46th weekly recognition for USC all-time.
The Trojans hit the road for matches with No. 2 California on Friday and No. 3 Stanford on Sunday.
Also Nominated: Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Correy Johnson, CAL; Lauren Plum, ORE; Jill Sawatzky, OSU; Gabi Ailes, STAN; Rachael Kidder, UCLA
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
Sept. 20 - Jenna Hagglund, Washington
Sept. 27 - Alaina Bergsma, Oregon
Oct. 4 - Tarah Murrey, California
Oct. 11 - Tiffany Owens, Arizona
Oct. 18 - Alix Klineman, Stanford
Oct. 25 - Carli Lloyd, California
Nov. 1 - Alex Jupiter, USC