Junior outside hitter Veronica Jones-Perry has been named the ESPNW Player of the Week, the programming network announced Tuesday.
Jones-Perry’s career week pushed BYU women’s volleyball to a pair of road wins at Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount last week to stay in sole possession of first place in conference play.
In a sweep of the Waves, she led all players in the match with 12 kills. She also added nine digs for a near double-double.
After falling down two sets to none to the Lions, Jones-Perry’s play was instrumental in leading her team to a five-set, come-from-behind victory. She collected a career-high 34 kills while hitting at a.441 clip. The 34 kills set a BYU rally-scoring era record for kills in a match (previous high of 32 achieved twice, last in 2009). The 34 kills are the second-most kills scored in an NCAA match so far this season. Additionally, Jones-Perry collected a team-high three service aces while adding six digs and four blocks for an all-around effort.
For the week, she averaged 6.44 points per set, 5.75 kills per set and 1.88 digs per set — crushing her already league-leading 5.26 points and 4.59 kills per set averages heading into last week’s competition.
Jones-Perry was previously named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday. This is her first national weekly honor of the season.
View the full release on the ESPNW website.
Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.