Nov. 21, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference has announced its women's volleyball Player of the Week award-winner for November 21, 2011.
KIM HILL, PEPPERDINE, SENIOR, OUTSIDE HITTER
In the final week of West Coast Conference play, Pepperdine senior Kim Hill played a significant role in clinching the program's 11th league title. The opposite side hitter averaged 4.29 kills/set and 3.86 digs/set to lead the Waves to victories against San Francisco and #20 San Diego.
Pepperdine, ranked No. 18 on the latest AVCA Coaches' Top-25 poll, opened the week with a home tilt with the Dons. Hill made the most of her Senior Day, and delivered a match-best 21 kills earned on a .354 hitting percentage. On the defensive end, she contributed 13 digs for her 10th kills-digs double-double of the season. With the 3-1 victory over San Francisco, the Waves clinched the 2011 WCC championship title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In the follow up match with the Toreros, who finished conference play in second place, Pepperdine came together for a very balanced team effort to sweep USD. Hill still stood out with a team-high 14 digs (the only Wave to reach double digits) and a tied-for team best nine kills. Her nine put aways were earned on 25 attacks for a match-best .320 clip. It was the 12thtime the senior has hit over .300 (min. 8K) this season. Hill bolstered her offensive contribution with season-best three service aces.
Hill has been a stand-out in the West Coast Conference all season long, and has averaged a league-high 4.05 kills/set in WCC matches. Overall, she averages 3.85 kills/set for Pepperdine.
Also nominated: Christie Carpenter, BYU; Gabby Jolly, SMC
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
Oct. 17 Lilla Frederick, PEP
Oct. 24 Dana Knudsen, SCU
Oct. 31Betsi Metter, LMU
Nov. 7 Kim Hill, PEP
Nov. 14 Samanta Tinsley, SMC
Nov. 21 Kim Hill, PEP