Alisha Glass - Penn State

9/11/2006

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Sept. 11, 2006

Alisha Glass - Penn State
Freshman, Setter, 6-0 (Leland, Mich. - Leland High School)


Photo courtesy of Penn State athletics

Alisha Glass, a freshman setter for second-ranked Penn State, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, after leading her team to wins over two nationally ranked teams this past weekend in Austin, Texas: then-number-fifteen Missouri and then-number-seven Texas. In the three-game win against Missouri, Glass had a career-high 44 assists in directing the Nittany Lions to a .339 team hitting percentage, with three different teammates achieving double-digit kill numbers. In addition, she added three kills, seven digs and five blocks in the winning effort. Against Texas, she broke her own career-high mark set the day before by dishing out 63 assists and leading the team to a .320 hitting percentage in a five-game win over the Longhorns, which saw four teammates reach double-digit kills. She also recorded eight kills, a career-best-tying seven blocks, and 16 digs, one shy of her personal best, of her own in the match. For the weekend, Glass averaged 13.38 assist per game, 2.88 digs per game and 1.50 blocks per game, while leading Penn State to a .327 hitting percentage on an average of 17.38 kills per game against two of the top teams in the nation.  Glass is the third Nittany Lion to achieve the award.  Penn State is coached by Russ Rose.

 

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