USC Women's Volleyball's Skylar Fields Named GameChanger/AVCA National Player of the Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. – USC women's volleyball senior outside hitter Skylar Fields (Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS) was named the GameChanger/AVCA National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Fields was also picked as the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week (Oct. 3, Oct. 10) and receives the 12th all-time national weekly honor won by a Trojan player. She is the first USC player selected since All-American OH Khalia Lanier was picked on Nov. 12, 2019.
Fields leads the Pac-12 in kills (308, ninth nationally), kills per set (4.89 kps, seventh nationally), points (336.0, 12th nationally), and points per set (5.33 pps, 10th nationally). She helped power USC to a pair of four-set road wins at Arizona and Arizona State with 49 kills (6.13 kps) on .381 hitting. Fields set new career marks with 27 kills and 29.0 points against the Sun Devils and logged her fifth and sixth consecutive 20-kill matches. She now has eight 20-plus kill contests this season and 16 in double digits. Fields also posted 13 digs against Arizona and 12 more against ASU to total 25 and averaged 3.13 dps over the weekend while collecting the fifth and sixth double-doubles of her career.
USC claimed a pair of four-set wins over the weekend to improve to 13-4 overall and to 5-1 in Pac-12 contests. The Trojans are tied for first in the league standings as they return home to Galen Center to host 17th-ranked Oregon (10-4, 4-2) on Friday (Oct. 14) at 8 p.m. PT and Oregon State (6-10, 1-5) on Sunday (Oct. 16) at noon. Both matches are set to be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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