Sept. 15, 2008
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton's Erin Saddler picked up her first career Big West Conference Volleyball Player of the week nod for the week ending Sept. 14, 2008 announced by the Irvine-based conference office Monday morning.
Saddler (So., MB, Bellflower, Calif.) put the Titans on her back in the final two matches of last week, as Cal State Fullerton snapped a six match losing streak (that included three consecutive pair-ups with AVCA Top 20 teams) with wins over Texas A&M and Southern Miss.
The second-year Titan led the squad in kills in a match versus No. 5 UCLA, posting 10 kills, two digs and a .381 attack percentage.
Saddler was then moved away from her normal middle-blocking post for the weekend and into a hitting role where she led the Titans in kills in two of the three tournament games. She earned herself a spot on the USD Volleyball Tournament's all-tournament team picking up double-digits in kills in two of the three games in San Diego.
On Saturday versus Texas A&M, Saddler set her career high in kills, blasting 19, while hitting a whopping .457, leading the Titans to their first victory since Aug. 30. Then later in the afternoon, she bested herself again, posting a new career-high with 23 kills.
On the week, Saddler posted 57 total kills and an overall attack percentage of .325 with a pair of service aces, seven digs and three block assists.
Saddler becomes just the ninth Titan to ever receive the weekly conference accolade, and the first since Oct. 10, 2007 when Brittney Moore was the recipient.