Lexi Brown Named MWC Player of the Week

Sophomore middle blocker Lexi Brown was honored Monday as the Mountian West Conference Player of the Week. Her play helped BYU to two victories and secured the team's 21st NCAA Tournament invitation. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU middle blocker Lexi Brown earned Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week honors, marking her first career award.

A 6-1 sophomore from Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS), Brown led the Cougars to a pair of key victories last week.

In a five-game win over Utah State, Brown tallied a team- and career-high 18 kills and 10 blocks as she helped rally BYU from an 0-2 deficit in the match. She hit .459 (18-1-37) and added seven digs vs. the Aggies. The Cougars are now 5-0 when Brown leads the team in kills this season.

In a sweep of Eastern Michigan, Brown totaled seven kills and three blocks in just two games played. For the week, Brown averaged 3.57 kills, 1.14 digs and 1.86 blocks per game, while hitting .469 (25-3-49).