Cala Named National Player of the Week

Yosleyder Cala picked up BYU's second National Player of the Week award for his efforts last weekend against USC. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Yosleyder Cala, a 6-8 sophomore outside hitter from Ciego Avila, Cuba has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week.

Cala's strong play lead the Cougars to two wins over Southern California last week.

In BYU's Friday night match against the Trojans, Cala scored 13 kills with a .333 hitting percentage, adding a team best seven digs, three aces and four total blocks in BYU's four-game win.

On Saturday night, Cala was even better, as he led the Cougars with 19 kills on 21 attempts with zero errors for a career-high .905 hitting percentage. He also posted two aces and five digs in the three-game sweep of the Trojans. For the week, Cala averaged 4.57 kills, a .583 hitting percentage, 1.71 digs and .7 blocks per game.

This marks the sixteenth time a Cougar has been named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week, and the second one this year, as Russell Holmes received the award on Jan. 29.