Kylie Atherstone - Cal Poly

10/23/2006

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Oct. 23, 2006

Kylie Atherstone - Cal Poly
Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-1 (Chico, Calif. - Pleasant Valley High School)

 

 

 

Kylie Atherstone, a sophomore outside hitter for #19 Cal Poly, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.  Atherstone led her team to two road wins this past week against Pacific and Cal State Northridge, both tough conference opponents.  In the Mustangs' win over the Tigers, which was the first time Cal Poly has won at Pacific in 21 years, Atherstone was error free in putting away 23 kills in 39 attempts for a .590 hitting percentage. She also had eight digs and two block assists in the match. Atherstone followed up that performance with 16 kills in 38 attempts for a .316 hitting percentage in Cal Poly's win over Cal State Northridge.  In that match, she also had seven digs and four block assists. On the week, Atherstone averaged 6.50 kills per game, more than 2 kills per game higher than her season average of 4.45.  In addition, she had a .361 hitting percentage, and averaged 2.50 digs per game and 1.00 block per game.  Atherstone is the first player from Cal Poly to receive the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week award.  The Mustangs are coached by Jon Stevenson.

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