May Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors
SAN FRANCISCO – Graduate outside hitter Mac May was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon. May, who surpassed her former career-high kill total by nine, tallied 39 kills in the Bruins' five-set victory at Washington State on Sunday for the second-most in a single-match in program history.
Natalie Williams (1989-92) recorded 43 in September 1991 versus Hawaii.
This is May's fourth Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor of her career.
The 39 kills – hit at an efficient .357 clip -- were the most by a Bruin in a conference match in program history as well as tied for sixth in Pac-12 single-match history.
May recorded nine kills in the first, fourth and fifth sets. May also helped push the fifth set into extra points with two kills when the Cougars twice had the match point on the line. She also recorded a season-high 15 digs in the match to complete the double-double.
May's performance saw the highest kill total by any member of the Power 5 conference yet this season. As a result, she climbed from fourth to second in the Pac-12 in kills (209) and kills per set (4.37).
Including her 20 kills and nine digs on Friday, May finished the weekend with a team-high 59 kills and 24 digs.