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Kristen Carlson Tabbed as WCC Player of the Week

Oct. 9, 2006

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - For the second consecutive week, and third time in the past four weeks, senior left-handed outside hitter Kristen Carlson of the University of San Diego was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for volleyball.

Carlson helped lead USD to two big 3-1 victories over WCC Southern California rivals Pepperdine University and Loyola Marymount University this past week to take sole possession of first place in the WCC with a 4-0 record in conference play. For the week, Carlson recorded 5.62 kills per game (45 total kills), had an attack percentage of.337, recorded nine total blocks, four solo, and had three service aces. Carlson also recorded back-to-back double-doubles as she averaged 3.62 digs per game (29 total digs).

On the season, Carlson has now recorded 11 double-doubles, leads the WCC in kills per game at 5.09, is second on the team in digs with 191 and has a .261 attack percentage.

Carlson and the Toreros will return to action on Thursday as they travel to the Pacific Northwest to play the Pilots of the University of Portland in a 7 p.m. WCC match. USD will then travel to Spokane, Wash. for a 1 p.m. WCC match with Gonzaga University on Saturday.