Goodman Named MWC Player of the Week

Chelsea Goodman earned her fifth MWC Player of the Week award. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- ? BYU outside hitter Chelsea Goodman earned Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, marking her fifth career award.

"We had a good start to the 2007 season this weekend, and this award shows that," said Goodman. "It's really a tribute to the effort of my teammates. Our setters were fantastic, and everyone did their part. I just happen to be the one who got the award."

Goodman, a 5-11 senior from Mesa, Ariz., led the 17th-ranked Cougars to a 2-0 record and the tournament title, while being named Tournament MVP at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa last weekend. She tallied a match-high 14 kills, while hitting at a .423 clip, and notching five digs and four assists in a sweep over Marquette to open the tournament. Against tournament host Iowa, Goodman collected match-bests in kills (22) and digs (21) for her first double-double of the season. After BYU lost the first two games to the Hawkeyes, Goodman came back with nine kills in a game three win, as the Cougars won the final three contests on the way to a five-game victory. She now has 35 career double-doubles, which currently ranks third all-time in MWC history.

For the week, Goodman averaged 4.50 kills, 3.25 digs, 0.62 blocks and 0.12 assists per game. She also accounted for 5.06 points per game in eight total games.

MWC Volleyball Players of the Week:

Aug. 27 Chelsea Goodman, Sr., OH, BYU