Rafael Paal, Brigham Young University

2/24/2003

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Rafael Paal, Brigham Young University
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-6 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

 

Rafael Paal, a 6-6 senior outside hitter for fourth-ranked Brigham Young University (9-3, 9-3 MPSF), has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I/II Men's National Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 1-1 record versus second-ranked Hawai'i. He registered 20 kills, tying the school record for kills in a three-game match, in a sweep of the Warriors in the first contest. Paal added five digs, three blocks and two aces, while hitting .607 (20-3-28) for the match. He then garnered 17 kills, seven digs, four assists and a block in a 3-1 loss to Hawai'i. Paal totaled 37 kills on the week for an average of 5.28, nearly two kills above his current season average (3.31).

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