GEORGETOWN, Texas - Senior setter Nikki Welch was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Week after her outstanding performance on opening weekend.
Welch, who also was tabbed Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week, averaged nearly 11 assists per set over the weekend. She led the Pirates to four wins, including one over No. 8 Carthage at the Puget Sound Premiere. She also logged nearly four digs per set and added six aces.
The Pirates (4-0) head to San Antonio for four games this weekend to face Whitworth, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Pacific Lutheran and Whittier.