Richards Named Player of the Week

All-MWC setter Lauren Richards earned MWC Player of the Week honors for her performance against Eastern Washington last Friday as she tallied a .700 hitting percentage, tying her career-high. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- All-Mountain West Conference junior setter Lauren Richards earned MWC Volleyball Player of the Week accolades for the week of November 21-27, marking her first career honor.

Richards, an Orem, Utah, product, led the Cougars to their 12th sweep of the season last week, defeating Eastern Washington 30-28, 30-28, 30-28. Against the Eagles, she totaled 46 assists and eight kills on 10 attempts (one error), tying her career-high .700 hitting efficiency. Richards also collected seven digs, two blocks and two service aces.

For the match, she averaged 15.33 assists, 2.67 kills, 2.33 digs and 0.67 service aces and blocks per game. Richards currently leads the MWC in service aces per game (0.50) and is sixth all-time on the BYU career charts in total assists (2,757).