All-American Carlos Moreno averaged 16.75 assists per game, leading the No.1-ranked Cougars over fifth-ranked Pepperdine. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- Junior Carlos Moreno, BYU's 6-4 setter from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been chosen as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week.
Moreno directed the Cougars (15-3, 13-1 MPSF) to two four-game wins over fifth-ranked Pepperdine last week to keep BYU atop the MPSF standings and extend its win streak to 14. He recorded 57 assists, six blocks, two kills and one dig, while BYU hit .355 as a team in the first match-up with the Waves.
Moreno then posted a season-high 77 assists in the next outing, adding five digs, five blocks and a kill that proved to be match point for the Cougars. The BYU offense hit at a .415 clip for the match. Moreno has moved into third place on BYU's career assists chart with 3,828 in less than three seasons.
He averaged 16.75 assists, 1.38 blocks and 0.75 digs over the course of the eight games. The Cougars have now earned three national honors, including Moreno and two-time player of the week, Fernando Pessoa (Feb. 24, Jan. 3).