Feb. 26, 2007
Steve Klosterman, UCLA's 6-7 senior opposite hitter, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week, the AVCA announced Monday.
Klosterman, 22, earned the award for his strong contributions in the Bruins' wins over No.10 Cal State Northridge and third-ranked UC Santa Barbara last week.
In UCLA's three-game sweep of Cal State Northridge, Klosterman had 31 kills - 22 in a row before his first error in the third game - in 45 attempts for a .667 hitting percentage. He also contributed two aces, three digs and four total blocks in the match.
Two nights later, Klosterman followed that up with 23 kills, a .314 hitting percentage, one ace, seven digs and two total blocks in the Bruins' 3-1 upset of UC Santa Barbara.
In addition, over the weekend, he reached a career total 1,271 kills, which ranks first in UCLA history in the rally-scoring era and fifth all-time.
For the week, Klosterman averaged a .479 hitting percentage on 7.7 kills per game. He also averaged 1.42 digs and .85 blocks per game.
Klosterman's honor is the fourteenth time a UCLA player has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week award, and the first since Nick Scheftic received it on April 3, 2006.
Later on Monday, Klosterman also was named MPSF Molten Player of the Week and UCLA Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.