Hartsock Earns Player of the Week Honors

The No. 1 blocker in the nation, sophomore Lindsy Hartsock led BYU to a 3-0 record last week, earning Mountain West Conference Player of the Week recognition. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- BYU sophomore middle blocker Lindsy Hartsock earned Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week honors, marking her first career award.

Hartsock, an Inkom, Idaho, native, led BYU to a 3-0 record last week, including conference wins over San Diego State and UNLV. She hit nearly .300 points higher than her season average as she put away 37 kills in 53 attempts for a .660 efficiency. She was hitting .391 entering last week's competition. In BYU's 3-0 win over Weber State, Hartsock hit a season-best .769 (10-0-13) with two service aces, two blocks and a dig. She had 11 kills in 17 attempts (.647 efficiency), six blocks, two digs and a service ace vs. San Diego State, followed by a .609 mark (16-2-23) with 10 blocks, two digs and a service ace vs. the Rebels. Her 16 kills against UNLV are a new career-high.

For the week, Hartsock averaged 3.70 kills, 1.80 blocks, 0.50 digs and 0.40 aces per game. She currently leads the MWC in hitting percentage (.446) and blocks per game (1.81). Her blocks per game total also currently leads the nation. In conference matches, she has a hitting percentage of .523 and averages 2.06 blocks in 17 games played.