Steve Klosterman - UCLA

2/26/2007

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February 26, 2007

Steve Klosterman - UCLA
Senior, Opposite Hitter, 6-7 (Long Beach, Calif. - Marina High School)

Photo courtesy of UCLA athletics.

Steve Klosterman, a 6-7 senior right side/opposite hitter for then-seventh-ranked UCLA, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. He earned the award for his strong contributions in the Bruins wins over then-No.10 Cal State Northridge and then-third-ranked UC Santa Barbara last week. In UCLA's three-game sweep of Cal State Northridge, Klosterman had 31 kills - 22 in a row before his first error in the third game - in 45 attempts for a .667 hitting percentage. He also contributed two aces, three digs and four total blocks in the match. Klosterman followed that up with 23 kills, a .314 hitting percentage, one ace, seven digs and two total blocks in the Bruins' 3-1 upset of UC Santa Barbara. In addition, over the weekend, he reached a career total 1,271 kills, which ranks first in UCLA history in the rally-scoring era and fifth all-time. For the week, Klosterman averaged a .479 hitting percentage on 7.7 kills per game. He also averaged 1.42 digs and .85 blocks per game. Klosterman's honor is the fourteenth time a UCLA player has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week award, and the first since Nick Scheftic received it on April 3, 2006. UCLA is coached by Al Scates.

 

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