Kasey Crider- Pepperdine University


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Photo courtesy Pepperdine athletics.

Kasey Crider, a 6-5 setter for then-No. 3 Pepperdine University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week after propelling his team to two wins last week against top-ten opponents. In the Waves' first outing of the week, a 3-0 victory over then-No. 9 UC San Diego, Crider guided his team to a .475 hitting percentage by dishing out 36 assists in the match, while also registering three digs and four blocks. He followed that up with a 55-assist performance, as Pepperdine hit .351 in a 3-1 triumph over then-No. 6 Long Beach State. He also had four digs, four blocks, two kills and one ace in the win. For the week, Crider led the Waves to a .402 hitting percentage, while averaging 13.00 assists, 1.0 digs, 1.14 blocks and 1.07 points per game. This is the first time Crider has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week honors, and the 23rd time an athlete from Pepperdine has earned the award. Paul Carroll was the last Wave to be honored, receiving the award two times this year (Jan. 26 and Feb. 23). Pepperdine is coached by Marv Dunphy.


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