Royce Hinton | Posted: 13 Feb 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sander named VolleyMob Player of the Week

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PROVO, Utah – Senior outside hitter Brenden Sander has been named the VolleyMob Player of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.

In a four-set road win at UC San Diego, Sander collected a match-high 15 kills on a .419 clip to go with a career-high 11 digs for just his second-ever double-double. He also added a match-high three aces and four blocks (tying a season high) in the win.

Then, in a four-set road win at No. 14 USC, Sander blasted a career-high 23 kills (besting his previous career high by four kills) in addition to a career-high five service aces (good for sixth-most all time in BYU rally-scoring era history).

The wins helped the Cougars improve to 8-4 overall and start 1-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.

This is the first VolleyMob award of the year for Sander and BYU as a team.

Sander was also named the MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and the Off the Block National Outside Attacker of the Week on Monday.