Nellie Spicer Named Pac-10 and Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week

Nov. 14, 2005

LOS ANGELES - UCLA freshman setter Nellie Spicer has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week and the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week for Nov. 7-13.

She is the second consecutive Bruin to win the Pac-10 honor after teammate Nana Meriwether was so honored last week. Spicer becomes just the third Bruin in history to win the AVCA honor, joining Annett Buckner (Oct. 17, 1994) and Kristee Porter (Oct. 19, 1998) on that elite list.

Spicer, a freshman from Barrington, Ill., steered UCLA's offense to a five-game road win at Pepperdine, a sweep of Washington State, and a five-game win over previously undefeated Pac-10 leader and then No. 2 Washington. She tied her career-high with seven kills at Pepperdine on Tuesday while also posting career-highs with seven blocks and 12 points in that match. In the Bruins' upset win over the Huskies, Spicer dished out a career-high 71 assists, the first 70+ assist performance by a UCLA setter since Krystal McFarland had a 76-assist performance in a five-game loss to Hawai'i on Sept. 11, 2004. McFarland and Spicer's 70+ assist performances are the only such performances in UCLA history since the start of rally scoring in 2001.

Spicer enters this week averaging 1.18 assist per-game better than her season average at this time last week. She is fourth in the Conference in assists, averaging 12.53 per game.

No. 16 UCLA (16-8, 8-6) will travel to the Arizona schools this weekend, facing Arizona State on Fri., Nov. 18 and No. 6 Arizona on Sat., Nov. 19.

This is Spicer's first weekly honor and UCLA's 48th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 12- Foluke Akrinadewo, STAN; Sept. 19- Courtney Thompson, WASH; Sept. 26- Angie Pressey, CAL; Oct. 3- Bibiana Candelas, USC; Oct. 10- *Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Oct. 17- *Kristina Baum, ARIZ; Oct. 24- Debora Seilhamer, USC; Oct. 31- Kim Glass, ARIZ; Nov. 7- Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Nov. 14- * Nellie Spicer, UCLA.

* - Also named AVCA National Player of the Week


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS