Volleyball

 

Lowe Named CVU.com National Player Of The Week

Nov. 4, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara volleyball senior Brittany Lowe earned her fourth career weekly honor as she was named CVU.com (Collegiate Volleyball Update) National Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Lowe led the No. 22 Broncos to a 2-0 West Coast Conference road weekend with a 3-0 sweep of then-No. 19 Pepperdine and a 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount.

A 6-0 outside hitter from Yorba Linda, Calif., Lowe knocked down a team-high 14 kills, recording a double-double by adding 15 digs as Santa Clara not only swept Pepperdine, but earned a sweep in the season series. The senior hit .324 in the match and also added a service ace.

Then Saturday at Loyola Marymount, Lowe again came through with similar numbers. She again had a team-high, tallying 16 kills while picking up another double-double as she scooped 14 digs. She also added two more aces in the match. The victory put the Broncos into a tie for third in the West Coast Conference.

For the week, Lowe averaged 4.29 kills per set on .273 hitting. She also had 4.14 digs per set and added three total aces.

Lowe is the second Santa Clara player to earn CVU.com National Player of the Week accolades. Crystal Matich picked up the award Dec. 6, 2005.

Santa Clara returns to the Mission Campus this week to host Gonzaga and Portland in WCC action. The Broncos and Bulldogs battle on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in SCU's Dig For The Cure match. Santa Clara and Portland then face off on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.