Nellie Spicer Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 22, 2008

Senior setter Nellie Spicer (Barrington, IL/Barrington HS) of the UCLA women's volleyball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 15-21.

Spicer surpassed the 5,000 career assists mark and was named Most Valuable Player of the Northwestern Wildcat Classic as the fourth-ranked Bruins posted a 4-0 record last week with wins over Cal State Northridge, Virginia, Georgetown and Northwestern. It was Spicer's third tournament MVP honor of the season after earning the award at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic and the Nevada Tournament. Spicer reached the milestone assists mark in Friday's second match against Georgetown, posting 33 assists and 10 digs for her third double-double of the season and 53rd of her career. Earlier on Friday, Spicer had 37 assists and four service aces in a sweep of Virginia. In both matches, Spicer set the Bruins to more than a .350 hitting percentage.

Spicer closed out the tournament on Saturday with an impressive performance against Northwestern. The senior had another double-double with 47 assists and 13 digs for her fourth double-double and 54th of her career, also adding seven kills. Spicer opened the week with 33 assists, nine digs and four blocks in a road victory at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. She set the Bruins to a .400 hitting percentage against the Matadors.

For the week, Spicer averaged 11.54 assists and 2.92 digs per set. She also set the Bruins to a .325 hitting percentage in four matches. Spicer leads the Bruins with 10.71 assists per set and is tied for second with 2.35 digs per set.

This is Spicer's second UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and fourth of her career.

Also nominated: Laef Barnes, M. Cross Country; Christina DiMartino, W. Soccer; Katja Goldring, W. Cross Country; Maxwell Griffin, M. Soccer; Chay Lapin, M. Water Polo; Lucas Lee, M. Golf

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
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
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 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE