Senior outside hitter Brenden Sander was named the Off the Block National Outside Attacker of the Week, the organization announced Monday.
In a four-set road win at UC San Diego, Sander collected a match-high 15 kills on a .419 clip to go with a career-high 11 digs for just his second-ever double-double. He also added a match-high three aces and four blocks (tying a season high) in the win.
Then, in a four-set road win at USC, Sander blasted a career-high 23 kills, besting his previous career high by four kills, in addition to a career-high five service aces, which is good for sixth-most all-time in BYU rally-scoring era history.
The wins helped the Cougars improve to 8-4 overall and start 1-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.
The Off the Block National Outside Attacker of the Week Award recognizes the outside hitter who had the best performance in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the previous week.
Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.