Ali Daley Named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week

Dec. 1, 2008

Daley Also Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

LOS ANGELES - Senior Ali Daley was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bruins to a pair of victories over ranked foes last week.

Daley had 20 kills against #23 Pepperdine last Tuesday and followed that up with a 15-kill performance in a three-set sweep of #11 USC on Friday. Daley averaged 5.00 kills per set for the two matches, as well as 3.14 digs per set.

On Tuesday, she finished just one dig shy of a double-double against the Waves, adding nine digs with her season-best 20 kills. Daley took 65 swings, just one off a career high.

Against the Trojans, Daley led the Bruins with 15 kills and added 13 digs for her 12th double-double of the season. In both wins last week, Daley had the match-clinching kill to cap off a Bruin victory. Against USC, the Bruins scored the final seven points to turn a 24-19 deficit into a 26-24 triumph. During the final run, Daley had a hand in five of the points, recording four kills and a block assist.

Daley enters the postseason first on the team in kills per set at 3.08 and points per set (3.68) and is second in digs per set at 2.91. She has led the Bruins in kills in each of the last five matches, as well as a team-best 11 contests this season.

The Player of the Week award is the first for a Bruin since Nov. 6, 2006 (Nana Meriwether) and the 58th in UCLA history.

The Bruins, ranked ninth in the final regular-season Bison/AVCA Coaches Poll and seeded 14th in the NCAA Tournament, host the first and second rounds on Friday and Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA takes on LSU at 8 p.m. on Friday, which will be preceeded by a first-round match between San Francisco and Duke at 5:30 p.m. The winners of Friday's contests will play Saturday at 7 p.m. for the right to advance to the Austin, Texas Regional.

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