Oct. 7, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University women's volleyball middle blocker Becky Potter was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for the third time in six weeks following her stellar performances over the weekend.
The junior from Clovis, Calif., posted 49 kills and 31 digs in the two matches against San Diego and Saint Mary's in which the Broncos won both to move to 2-0 in WCC play and 13-2 overall. She averaged 7.0 kills per game and 4.43 digs per game to go along with a .398 hitting percetange.
She had a career-high 30-kill performance to go along with 19 digs in the 3-1 win over Saint Mary's Saturday night. The 19 digs in the Saint Mary's match were just one dig shy of tying her career-high in that category. Friday night's WCC opener against San Diego was also a tremendous statistical night for Potter, as she posted 19 kills and 12 digs in the three-game sweep of the Toreros.
For the season Potter is averaging 4.98 kills and 2.88 digs per game and has led the Broncos to their highest-ever national ranking at No. 14 in the AVCA/Coaches Poll. Santa Clara is also currently ranked No. 13 in the Volleyball Magazine poll.
The player of the week honor is the third of the season for Potter and comes just days after being named the WCC Player of the Month for September. She is a two-time All-WCC selection and was named the WCC Freshman of the Year in 2000. In addition to her play on the court, Potter has turned many heads in the classroom as well, maintaining a 3.24 overall GPA in Mathematics.
The Broncos will continue WCC play this weekend at Gonzaga on Friday and at Portland on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts.