Mountain West Announces Women's Volleyball Player of the Week - November 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State senior middle blocker Megan Plourde has earned Mountain West Women's Volleyball Player of the Week honors for matches played from Nov. 12-18, 2012. It is the fifth Mountain West weekly honor of Plourde's career and third of the season.

Plourde, a native of Somerset, Wisc., led the Rams to three road victories last week, keeping CSU in contention for the Mountain West title. In non-conference action early in the week, Plourde recorded 15 kills and six blocks with a .407 hitting percentage in a 3-1 win at Northern Colorado that earned head coach Tom Hilbert win No. 400 with the Rams. Her fifth block of the night was the 600th of her career, making her just the second Ram to total 1,000 career kills and 600 career blocks.

Against Air Force, Plourde posted 11 kills and five blocks while hitting .450 in the 3-0 victory. Plourde wrapped up the week with 10 kills and four blocks with a .615 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win at Boise State. Plourde had several kill-block combinations to win sets throughout the week, but her biggest boost to the Rams was three kills and a block in a 10-2 run in the third set against BSU when CSU was down 18-11 to take a 21-20 lead.

For the week, Plourde averaged 3.60 kills, 1.50 blocks and 0.40 digs per set, while hitting at a .467 clip. She averaged 4.40 points per set over 10 total sets.

2012 Mountain West Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Andrea Hannasch, Sr., MB, San Diego State
Sept. 3 - Chantale Riddle, So., MB/RS, New Mexico
Sept. 10 - Megan Plourde, Sr., MB, Colorado State
Sept. 17 - Jodi Purdy, Sr., OH, Wyoming
Sept. 24 - Tessa Lea`ea, So., MB, Nevada
Oct. 1 - Dana Cranston, Sr., OH, Colorado State
Oct. 8 - Andrea Hannasch, Sr., MB, San Diego State
Oct. 15 - Korrin Wild, Jr., OH, Fresno State
Oct. 22 - Reese Plante, Jr., MB, Wyoming
Oct. 29 - Kinsey Caldwell, Fr., S, UNLV
Nov. 5 - Summer Nash, Jr., OH, San Diego State
Nov. 12 - Megan Plourde, Sr., MB, Colorado State; Erin Kirby, So., MB, Wyoming
Nov. 19 - Megan Plourde, Sr., MB