Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NCAA | Washington volleyball sophomore is national player of the week

Middle blocker Lianna Sybeldon honored by American Volleyball Coaches Association
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Washington’s Lianna Sybeldon, a sophomore middle blocker, has been named the Sports Imports National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Washington's Lianna Sybeldon (10) attacks against Arizona
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography
Sybeldon and her teammates just completed a four-match sweep of the Pac-12’s California schools: Cal, Stanford, UCLA and USC. The award honors her 27 kills against the two Los Angeles teams over the weekend. [For a recap of Sybeldon’s performance in those matches, see: What we learned from Washington volleyball’s victory over USC].

“It’s big to receive that recognition,” says Washington head coach Jim McLaughlin. “In LA, she got a big return on all the work she’s been putting in. She never complains, she’s always positive, she has a tremendous presence on the team.”

Sybeldon is the first sophomore—and the first player from the Pac-12 Conference—to win the national honor this season. Washington’s Krista Vansant, currently a junior, won the award last year during her sophomore season. Washington players have won the award five other times: Jenna Hagglund (2008), Sanja Tomasevic (2005), Sanja Tomasevic (2003), Makare Desilets (1997) and Angela Bransom (1996).

2013 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION I PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 3
Hampton
RS
Jr.
September 10
Ohio State
OH
Sr.
September 17
Oklahoma
MB
Sr.
September 24
Northwestern
OH
Sr.
October 1
Michigan State
OH
Sr.
October 8
Nebraska
OH
Sr.
October 15
Creighton
S
Jr.
October 22
Missouri
S
Sr.
October 29
Washington
MB
So.



Photos courtesy Shutter Geeks Photography

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic honor for the Huskies' budding star!

    (BTW, not to pick nits, but the opponent in the photo is clearly Arizona, NOT Stanford. And though Sybeldon is #1 in our hearts, she wears #10 on her jersey.)

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  2. I love your blog! Keep up the good work :)

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  3. Wonderful!!!!

    Way to go, Lianna!!

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  4. Congrats, Lianna!

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