Oct. 10, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference has announced its women's volleyball Player of the Week award-winner for October 10, 2011.
KELLIE WOOLEVER, PEPPERDINE, SOPHOMORE, SETTER
No. 20 ranked Pepperdine remained perfect in West Coast Conference Play thanks in part to a well-rounded performance from setter Kellie Woolever. The sophomore quarterbacked the office with a 12.14 assists/set average to bring her season average to a league-leading 10.86. With Woolever leading the offense, the Waves hit .267 last week.
In the first match of the week at neighboring Loyola Marymount, the setter evenly scattered 31 assists amongst five hitters to lift the Waves to a dominating 3-0 victory. Woolever tacked down five kills herself, earned on a .571 hitting percentage.
Woolever came through in the clutch in Saturday's home match against BYU. She had four blocks in the contests - three of which came in the final five points of the fourth set. She also had 21 digs.
The Waves took a two-set lead versus BYU, but the Cougars responded with a 25-22 win in the third to avoid the sweep. With the Pepperdine down 21-24 in the fourth, BYU gave a point back to the Waves thanks to service error. Everyone was on the edge of their seat, as two Cougar attacks were hit off the Pepperdine block back onto BYU's side of the floor. On the third attack of the point, Jessica Jardine was denied by a tandem block, courtesy of Woolever and Samantha Cash. History repeated itself during the very next point, as Jardine was again roofed by Woolever and Cash to tie the set at 25.
After a few points were traded, the Waves put a stop to BYU's comeback effort with another block by Woolever, who was this time assisted by Victoria Adelhelm and Lilla Frederick. In addition to her efforts on defense, Woolever dished 54 assists to help Pepperdine a team-attack percentage of .248.
Also nominated: Christie Carpenter, BYU; Jasmine Rankins, LMU; Jordan Shaw, SMC; Sandra Lozic, USD; Vendula Strakova, USF
2011 WCC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Aug. 29Dana Knudsen, SCU
Sept. 5Missy White, SMC
Sept. 12 Jennifer Hamson, BYU
Sept. 19 Chloe Ferrari, USD
Sept. 26 Kim Hill, PEP
Oct. 3 Kim Hill, PEP
Oct. 10 Kellie Woolever, PEP