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Alondra Vazquez named MVC Player of the Week

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Vazquez ranks second in the nation in kills

 

  1. LOUIS – Finishing the opening weekend with an average of 5.25 kills per set, University of Evansville 5th-year star Alondra Vazquez was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.

It is the fourth Player of the Week honor for Vazquez, who earned the accolade twice last fall and once in the spring of 2021.

An unbelievable start to the season saw Vazquez average 5.25 kills per set as Evansville competed in the Marshall Invitational.  Her average has her ranked third in the nation in that statistic while her total of 63 kills is currently second in the NCAA.

Vazquez completed Friday’s opener against Wright State with a match-high 21 kills.  She added seven digs and a block assist.  In a 5-set contest versus Marshall on Friday evening, Vazquez once again led all players, recording 26 kills to go along with 12 digs, 3 service aces and a pair of block assists.  Her most efficient outing of the weekend came in Saturday’s finale where she hit .367 with 16 kills in a 3-set road sweep of the Thundering Herd.  She added 8 digs.

Adding to the impressive weekend was her continued rise in the UE record book.  Over the weekend, she took over the top spot in program history with 4,440 career attempts.  She surpassed the previous record of 4,401, which was held by Julie Groves.  With a final tally of 63 kills in the opening three matches, Vazquez moved from fifth to third on the Aces all-time list.  Currently standing with 1,490, Vazquez is just 33 kills out of the #2 spot, which is also held by Groves.