Lyndsey Henderson was named the MWC Player of the Week, hitting .580 in two matches last weekend.
Oct. 18, 2004
SLAT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah's Lyndsey Henderson earned Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, marking her first career award.
Henderson helped the 18th-ranked Utes take sole possession of first-place in the conference as she connected on 15 kills in 25 attempts with just three errors for a .480 hitting percentage in a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Colorado State on Friday in Fort Collins, Colo. She also tallied three digs and seven total blocks (six assisted) against the Rams. Henderson followed that by hitting a career-best .680 (20-3-25) and tallying a team-high 20 kills and eight total blocks in Utah's four-game win over Wyoming.
For the week, Henderson hit .580 (35-6-50) and averaged 4.38 kills, 1.88 blocks, 0.38 digs and 0.12 aces per game. She is currently second in the MWC in blocks per game (1.78, 116 total), third in kills per game (3.60, 234 total) and fourth in hitting percentage (.358). Her blocks-per-game total is currently fifth in the nation.
Henderson is the second Ute to earn the MWC Player of the Week award this season. Connie Dangerfield landed the honor on Sept. 20 after scooping a conference record 33 digs against then-No.6-ranked UCLA.
The Utes return to action this week to host Notre Dame on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Mountain West action continues when BYU comes to town on Saturday, Oct. 23. The Crimson Court matinee begins at 1 p.m.