Senior outside hitter Brenden Sander was named the VolleyMob Player of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.
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 No. 14 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.
This is the first VolleyMob award of the year for Sander and BYU as a team.
Sander was also named the MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and the Off the Block National Outside Attacker of the Week on Monday.
Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.