Nov. 5, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara volleyball senior libero Caroline Walters was named the West Coast Conference's Player of the Week it was announced Monday. The honor is Walters' first and comes on the heels of her shattering the Santa Clara and WCC all-time digs record this weekend.
The Los Gatos, Calif., native tallied 34 digs this weekend and made integral plays to help SCU to a 2-0 week with back-to-back victories over San Francisco and then-No. 15 San Diego. Entering Saturday's contest against the Toreros, Walters was 10 digs shy of breaking the career digs record of 1,860, which was set by Santa Clara alum Lia Young (1990-93). Just a handful of points into the third game, Walters notched her 10th dig of the match to compile 1,861 career digs. Her current total is 1,869 with three more regular season contests remaining.
This season, Walters averages 4.49 digs per game and has dished out 18 service aces. She has collected double-digit digs in all but three matches this year.
Walters ranks first on the career dig average list with 4.61 per game and holds the No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 spots in single season dig average, and the No. 3-4 and No. 10 spots in single season digs.
Walters and the Broncos (18-9, 10-1 WCC) return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 against the Gaels of Saint Mary's. First serve is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif.