Jimmy Pelzel, UC Irvine

4/21/2003

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Jimmy Pelzel, UC Irvine
Junior, Right Side/Opposite Hitter, 6-6 (
Lake Forest, Calif. - El Toro High School)

 

Jimmy Pelzel, a 6-6 junior right side/opposite hitter for sixth-ranked UC Irvine (20-10, 12-10 MPSF), has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I/II Men's National Player of the Week. Pelzel led the Anteaters to their first-ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament victory, upsetting fourth-ranked Stanford in the quarterfinal round. He recorded his first double-double of the season, and third of his career, with 29 kills and 10 digs in the 3-1 defeat of the Cardinal. Pelzel sparked UCI with the score 24-21 in the fourth game, knocking down four of the next six kills to set up match point, 30-29. This marked the 15th time this season he's notched 20 or more kills in a match. He had seven errors on 51 attempts for a .431 hitting percentage and added one block assist. Pelzel is averaging 5.06 kills, 1.28 digs and 0.94 blocks per game on the season, while hitting at a .350 clip.

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