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Pepperdine's Becca Strehlow Named WCC Player of the Week

Nov. 18, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference has named its Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for November 18, 2013.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
BECCA STREHLOW, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, SOPHOMORE, SETTER

Sophomore setter Becca Strehlow did her part to give head coach Nina Matthies a win in her final match inside Firestone Fieldhouse after 31 seasons. The Waves defeated Loyola Marymount 3-2 (28-30, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 15-11). Strehlow earned her first triple double of her career after dishing 49 assists on the offensive end, and defensively contributing 13 digs and a career-high 10 blocks. In and of itself, the 10 blocks is a rare feat for a Pepperdine player, and the stat ranks tied for sixth in the Waves' single-match record book (rally scoring era only).

Strehlow is just the 10th Pepperdine player since the rally scoring era started in 2001 to reach double figures in blocks in a single match, and the only setter in a list dominated by middle blockers. The stat would have tied for fifth, but fellow teammate Samantha Cash's 11 blocks in the same match edged Strehlow out of top-five status. Even so, her accomplishment today is incredibly rare with just two triple-doubles on the books for Pepperdine since 2006--one by Kellie Woolever last season and the other by Kiah Fiers in 2006. Woolever and Fiers, both setters, accomplished their triple-doubles by way of kills, digs and assists. Strehlow added four kills and an ace for a season-best 10.5 points.

Also nominated: Alexa Gray, BYU; Megan Birch, PAC; Jordan Shaw, SMC; Katie Hoekman, USD

2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sep. 3: Katie Hoekman, San Diego
Sep. 9: Chloe Ferrari, San Diego
Sep. 16: Chloe Ferrari, San Diego
Sep. 23: Kathleen Luft, Loyola Marymount
Sep. 30: Alexa Gray, BYU
Oct. 7: Savannah Blinn, Gonzaga
Oct. 14: Jordan Shaw, Saint Mary's
Oct. 21: Valentina Zaloznik, San Francisco
Oct. 28: Litara Keil, Loyola Marymount
Nov. 4: Savannah Blinn, Gonzaga
Nov. 11: Chloe Ferrari, San Diego
Nov. 18: Becca Strehlow, Pepperdine