Luiza Andrade Named Volleyball MW Defensive Player Of The Week

Luiza Andrade leads the Spartans in digs with 166, 3.32 ps. (Photo by Kym Fortino)
Sept. 21, 2015

Colorado Spring, Colo.-- San José State University freshman libero Luiza Andrade has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for matches played from September 14-20.  This is her first weekly honor.

Andrade, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, anchored the Spartan defense at the Chippewa Challenge as the team went 2-1 last weekend.  She averaged 5.18 digs per set and was errorless in 38 reception attempts over 11 sets.

Twice over the weekend, she set a new career-high for digs in a match.  Against Omaha on September 18, Andrade recorded 21 digs and added three assists.  The next day against Evansville, she had a career-high 24 digs.

For the season, Andrade leads the team with 166 digs, 3.32 per set, and has 12 service aces and 26 assists.

San José State (8-5) begins MW play this week with road matches at Fresno State on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m., and at UNLV on Saturday, September 26 at 1 p.m.

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