Curt Toppel, Stanford University

1/27/2003

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Curt Toppel, Stanford University
Senior, Right Side/Opposite Hitter, 6-8 (Pacific Palisades, Calif. - Loyola High School)

 

Curt Toppel, a 6-8 senior right side/opposite hitter for the 11th-ranked Stanford University Cardinal (3-5, 1-3), has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I/II Men's National Player of the Week. He averaged 5.67 kills, 1.44 digs and 0.56 blocks per game in helping the Cardinal to a split at top-ranked Hawai'i. Toppel, a three-time AVCA All-America selection, contributed 25 kills and a .354 hitting percentage in a four-game loss to the Warriors on Jan. 22. Two nights later he produced 26 kills, eight digs and three blocks to go with a .392 hitting percentage as Stanford evened the season series with a five-game win over Hawai'i. Toppel averaged 0.73 kills per game more than his season average (4.94) last week, despite playing against the number-one team in the USA Today/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 Poll.

 

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