Nov. 19, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA - Junior Emily Day was awarded West Coast Conference Player of the Week after helping the LMU volleyball team to a 2-0 record last week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. The Player of the Week selection is the second this season for the Lions, with the first being awarded to senior Heather Hughes on September 3.
Day, a native of Torrance, Calif., played in all seven games last week and led the Lions to a sweep of first-place Santa Clara and a 3-1 victory over Saint Mary's. She collected a double-double (21 kills and 18 digs) against Saint Mary's on Saturday, and in the sweep of the Broncos, Day collected 13 kills and added six digs while hitting .423 ((13-2)/26). In addition, she recorded two block solos, a service ace and two block assists to collect four total blocks. In the 3-1 victory over Saint Mary's, Day collected a match-high 21 kills (including her 1,000th of her career in game three) and added a season-high 18 digs while hitting .259 ((21-7)/54) and serving-up one ace. She also tallied a career-high five block solos to lead LMU to 13 total solo blocks in the match. Over the two-match stretch, Day collected a team-best 34 kills, a team-high 4.86 kills/game, hit an impressive .312 ((34-9)/80), recorded 24 digs, tallied two block assists and seven block solos to the tune of a team-best 1.29 blocks-per-game average, notched one assist and served-up two aces. Over a longer period of time, Day has collected a double-double in eight of her last 10 matches.
The Lions return to action on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. when they visit No. 11 Hawai'i to close the regular season.