Feb. 16, 2005
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine opposite hitter John Mayer was named as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Player of the Week for his efforts last week in helping the men's volleyball team to an undefeated week with wins over No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (3-2) and two over No. 6 BYU (3-1, 3-0).
The 6-foot-2 Mayer opened the week with his first double-double of the season recording 10 blocks and 12 digs, while hitting at a .389 clip against the Gauchos. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native followed that performance with a career-best 14-kill, nine-dig, four-block effort against defending national champion BYU. The week closed with Mayer hitting at a .667 mark, recording 11 kills on 15 swings with just one miscue in the series finale against BYU. For the week, the senior tallied 35 kills with just eight errors in hitting .482 with 26 digs and seven total blocks.
With the award, Pepperdine swept player of the week honors for the second time this season as Andy Hein was named Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the week on Monday, while Sean Rooney claimed both awards the week of Jan. 18.
At 9-1 (9-1 MPSF) the Waves are off to their best start since the 2003 season. The team will close out its current four-match home stand Wednesday, Feb. 23, against eighth-ranked Cal State Northridge. First serve is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (PT) at Firestone Fieldhouse.