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Carlson Garners National Honors

Oct. 10, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Collegiate Volleyball Update has named the University of San Diego's senior outside hitter Kristen Carlson as their national Player of the Week.

Carlson, who was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time in the past four weeks on Monday, helped lead USD to a perfect 2-0 record this past week. With the 3-1 wins over both Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine, the Toreros have moved into sole possession of first place in the WCC.

For the week, Carlson posted solid numbers as she 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.