Jason Spangler- UC San Diego

3/31/2008

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week



March 31, 2008

Jason Spangler - UC San Diego
Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-3 (Thousand Oaks, California - Thousand Oaks High School)


 

Photo courtesy UC San Diego athletics.

Jason Spangler, a 6-3 outside hitter for unranked UC San Diego, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Spangler earned the award for his strong play in helping the Tritons to two back-to-back upsets last week over then No. 8 UCLA and then-No. 9 UC Irvine. In the 3-2 win over UCLA, Spangler put away 30 kills in the contest, while also getting five digs, two blocks and one ace. He followed that up by hitting .439 on 24 kills in 41 attempts and six errors in the 3-2 win over the defending national champion Anteaters. He also chipped in nine digs and three blocks in the match. For the week, Spangler hit at a .356 clip, while averaging 5.40 kills, 1.40 digs and 5.85 points per game. Spangler is only the second athlete from UC San Diego to be named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The last Triton to earn the honor was Donald Chen on March 20, 2000. UC San Diego is coached by Kevin Ring.

 

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