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LMU’s Sarah Sponcil Named WCC Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Volleyball Player of the Week for September 19, 2016. 

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – SARAH SPONCIL, JR., OH – LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Junior outside hitter Sarah Sponcil was named Flyer Classic Tournament MVP after guiding LMU to a 3-0 record that included three sweeps over host Dayton, Southern Illinois and Youngstown State. The native of Phoenix, Ariz. posted 37 total kills (4.11 per set) while hitting .453 over 64 swings with just eight errors. Sponcil added two aces, 23 digs (2.56 per set) and two block assists. The preseason All-WCC pick registered a double-double at Dayton to open the tournament, teaming a match-best 13 kills with 12 digs while hitting .375. She then set a new season-high with 20 kills while hitting .600 on 30 attacks vs. Southern Illinois. 

The Tournament MVP selection is the second of Sponcil's season after being named Tournament MVP at the Pioneer Classic hosted by Denver earlier this year.

Also Nominated: Amy Boswell, BYU; Emily Baptista, Pacific; Paige Folger, Gonzaga; Nikki Lyons, Pepperdine; Emily Reed, San Francisco; Lauren Schad, San Diego; Hannah Troutman, Portland

2016 WCC Volleyball Player of the Week
9/19 – Sarah Sponcil, Loyola Marymount
9/12 – Lisa Kramer, San Diego
9/5 – Mary Lake, BYU
8/29 – Kirsten Mead, Santa Clara