Nellie Spicer - UCLA

11/14/2005

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Nov. 14, 2005

Nellie Spicer - UCLA
Fr., Setter, 5-10 (Barrington, Ill. - Barrington High School)


Photo courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA

Nellie Spicer, a 5-10 freshman setter for 16th-ranked UCLA (16-8, 8-6 Pac-10), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Bruins to two league victories and a non-conference win. She led UCLA to a .253 team attack percentage over three matches with averages of 13.54 assists, 1.00 kills, 1.08 blocks and 2.38 digs per game. Spicer tallied 57 assists, 11 digs, seven blocks and seven kills in a five-game win at Pepperdine on Nov. 8. She led the Bruins to a .274 attack percentage versus Washington State on Nov. 11 as she handed out 48 assists with eight digs and three blocks. Spicer contributed 71 assists, 12 digs, four blocks and five kills on 10 errorless swings as UCLA defeated Washington in five games on Nov. 12 for the Huskies first loss on the season. The Bruins hit .248 as a team in the upset against Washington. Spicer averages 12.53 assists, 0.77 blocks, 2.66 digs and 0.98 kills per game. She is the third Bruin to receive the national award, and first since Kristee Porter earned it on Oct. 19, 1998. The UCLA head coach is Andy Banachowski.

 

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