Veronica Stephens - Austin

10/23/2006

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Oct. 23, 2006

Veronica Stephens - Austin
Senior, Setter, 5-10 (San Antonio, Texas - Clark High School)

Photo courtesy of Austin athletics.
 

Veronica Stephens, a senior setter for #22 Austin, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week for her outstanding performances in the Kangaroos' four wins last week, which included upset wins over #5 Trinity (Texas) and #12 Southwestern (Texas).  In Austin's win over Southwestern, Stephens had the first of three double-doubles, as she handed out 64 assists, while adding 18 digs. She followed that up with a 33-assist, eight-dig performance against Hendrix, and then her second double-double match of the week, a 46-assist, 12-dig outing in a win over Millsaps.  She finished the week scoring her third double-double, a 70-assist, 16-dig performance in the win over Trinity.  For the week, Stephens averaged 3.38 digs per game and 13.31 assists per game, while leading her team to a .271 hitting percentage.  Stephens is the first player from Austin College to receive the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week award.  The team is coached by Ed Garza. 

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