Taylor Wilson- UC Irvine

4/27/2009

< back


 

Photo courtesy UC Irvine athletics.

Taylor Wilson, a 6-7 outside hitter for then-No. 1 University of California, Irvine, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The Mission Viejo, Calif. native earned the award for his outstanding play in leading the Anteaters to a 3-1 win over then-No. 9 UCLA in First-Round action of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) tournament this past weekend. In that match, Wilson hit .412 with a career-high 29 kills in 51 swings with eight errors. He also had six digs, two aces and two blocks, while racking up an 8.00 points per game average. The 29 kills topped his previous career-best of 24, a mark in which he set in 2008. This is the third time Wilson has earned Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week honors during his time in an Anteaters' uniform, also marking the second time this season (Feb.2, 2009) he has been recognized. This is also the 15th time an athlete from UC Irvine has garnered the award, four of those coming this season. The last Anteater to be honored this year was Jordan DuFault on April 13, 2009. UC Irvine is coached by John Speraw.

 

< back