Stephanie Lynch - Purdue

11/20/2006

< back

Nov. 20, 2006

Stephanie Lynch - Purdue
Sophomore, Middle Blocker, 6-3 (New Albany, Ind. - New Albany High School)

Photo courtesy of Purdue athletics.

Stephanie Lynch, a sophomore middle blocker from Purdue University, has been named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week for her outstanding performances against two conference opponents last week, Northwestern and Illinois. In Purdue's first match of the week against Northwestern, Lynch had 15 kills in 25 attempts, with only two errors, for a .520 hitting percentage. In addition, she had a career-high 12 total blocks (three block solos, nine block assists), three aces and three digs to help lead the Boilermakers to a 3-1 win. The 12-block total was the second-best four-game match mark in Purdue history, and the first 12-block performance by a Boilermaker since 1992. She followed that performance with a season-high 16 kills in 19 attempts, with only one error, for a .789 hitting percentage in Purdue's 3-0 win over Illinois. The .789 mark was the second-best three-game match efficiency in school history. She also added four total blocks (two block solos, two block assists), one ace and one dig in the win. For the week, Lynch averaged 4.4 kills per game, a .636-per game hitting percentage and 2.3 blocks per game. Lynch is the first volleyball athlete from Purdue to be named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week. The Boilermakers are coached by Dave Shondell.

< back