Pacific Women's Volleyball: Engelhardt Named AVSR Global Player of the Week
After posting another stellar week leading the Tigers' offensive attack, senior Svenja Engelhardt (Sinsheim, Germany) earned the distinction of the American Volleyball Scouting Report (AVSR) Global Player of the Week for the week ending on October 17. Engelhardt earned the award once before during the same week of action a season ago as a junior while she also garnered special mention of the weekly award earlier this season on September 19.
Each Monday during the fall, one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR is named AVSR Player of the Week for her cumulative performance during the current season.
For the week, Engelhardt finished the as the team and conference's top hitter after posting 42 combined kills while averaging 5.25 kills per game for the two matches. On Friday night, Engelhardt finished the Tigers' contest against UC Santa Barbara with her fifth double-double of the season as she posted 19 kills and 16 digs. Additionally, the senior tied a career best three block solos while finishing with four total blocks. A night later, Engelhardt led the Tigers to a stunning comeback victory over Cal Poly, rallying from two game down to pick up the victory. Against the Mustangs, Engelhardt tallied a match-high 23 kills marking the fifth time this season she has hit the 20 kill mark in a contest.
Overall on the year, Engelhardt leads the team and the Big West Conference with 331 kills while averaging 4.53 per game, a mark which ranks just outside of the top-10 in the country among the nation's top hitters. Additionally, Engelhardt has posted 149 digs (2.04 per game) while also tallying 38 total blocks.