Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week
April 3, 2012
Vaun Lennon - UC San Diego
Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-4 (Westchester, Calif. - Loyola High School)
Photo courtesy UC San Diego Athletics
Vaun Lennon, a 6-4 sophomore outside hitter for No. 11 UC San Diego, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week. Lennon had two strong performances against MPSF rivals in No. 3 UCLA and then-No. 15 UC Santa Barbara to keep the Tritons in the playoff hunt. When the Bruins came to town, UC San Diego was ranked 13th but that didn't faze Lennon as he finished with 12 kills and hit .333. He also added nine digs to narrowly avoid a double-double in the upset win. In the second match of the weekend against the Gauchos, the California native posted a career-high .632 attack percentage with 13 kills, two aces and six digs. After the weekend matches, he has totaled 12 or more kills and at least 13.5 points in four of his last five matches, all UCSD wins. For his efforts, he was named MPSF Player of the Week. The Tritons are now riding a five-match winning streak, the first such streak since 1990. This is the third time a UCSD men's volleyball player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, with the most recent coming the week of March 31, 2008 when Jason Spangler took home the honor. The Tritons are coached by Kevin Ring.