Sept. 25, 2006
Sophomore middle blocker Alix Gombos (West Linn, OR) earned West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors after leading USF to an undefeated week. Gombos enjoyed another strong week in helping the Dons to their 14th consecutive win, fourth straight tournament title and captured all-tournament accolades for the fourth time this season.
For the week, Gombos averaged 2.50 kills on .343 hitting to go along with an impressive 1.25 blocks per game. The West Linn, Oregon native matched a career-high with 16 kills against defending Ivy League champion Cornell on .394 attacking. Gombos enjoyed a strong outing against defending NEC champ Long Island with 10 kills and added eight blocks. During the Long Island Blackbird Invitational, Gombos averaged 2.60 kills on .345 hitting to go along with 1.30 blocks en route to all-tournament honors.
On the season, Gombos ranks second on the team in kills (3.02) and blocks (1.13) and leads the Dons in attack percentage (.354). In just 54 games this season, Gombos has more than quadrupled her kills and blocks output from her freshman campaign and enters West Coast Conference play with 163 kills and 61 blocks.
It is the first WCC Player of the Week honor for Gombos and the first for USF this season. The Dons are off to the best start in program history (16-1) and open league action Thursday, September 28 when they host No. 25 San Diego at War Memorial Gym. First serve against the Toreros is set for 7:00 PM at War Memorial Gym.