ROSEMONT, Ill. - Penn State’s senior middle blocker Haleigh Washington was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
This is the 11th time in program history a student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, and the first since September 20, 2014 when Micha Hancock took home the award.
Haleigh Washington – Penn State University
Senior, Middle Blocker, 6-3 (Colorado Springs, Colo. – Doherty High School)
Individual Weekly Stats
Hitting %: .500
September 1: No. 1 Stanford, W 3-1
September 2: @ Texas A&M, W 3-2
Head Coach: Russ Rose
AVCA Rankings: Last Week: 5, This Week: 3
An offensive and defensive force at the net in a pair of victories in College Station…Helped upend then-No. 1 Stanford with a 10-kill, zero-error. seven-block performance…Hit .625 on the match, which was .368 points better than the overall team hitting percentage…Followed that performance by notching another 12 kills (.417 hitting percentage) and six blocks in the gritty five-set win on the road.