Justin Lam - UC Santa Cruz

2/16/2010

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week



February 16, 2010

Justin Lam -  UC Santa Cruz
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-0 (San Francisco, Calif. - Sacred Heart Cathedral)
 

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Justin Lam, a 6-0 outside hitter for then-No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. He earned the award by helping the Banana Slugs to a perfect 4-0 mark on the week, including capturing the Nazareth Invitational title. Lam kicked things off with an 18-kill, six-dig, four-block performance in UCSC's sweep of then-No. 9 Stevens. In the Banana Slugs' next match, a 3-2 win over then-No. 14 Medaille, Lam blistered 17 kills, while totaling 11 blocks and firing off five aces. Lam continued his hot streak by notching 12 kills, six digs and two blocks in a whitewashing of then-No. 5 Rivier. The senior leader finished the week by netting 18 kills, seven digs, three aces and a block in a five-set triumph over SUNY New Paltz. For the week, Lam averaged 4.06 kills, 1.75 blocks and 1.38 digs per game, while hitting an impressive .457. This marks the fifth time a player from UC Santa Cruz has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week award, and is the first for Lam.  The Banana Slugs are coached by Jonah Carson.

 

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