Brusting turned in a pair of tremendous performances over the weekend, leading the Tritons to key road victories at Sonoma State and Humboldt State that moved UCSD into a tie for fourth place in the conference standings. After taking over a share of the setting duties for head coach Ricci Luyties two weeks ago, the Chula Vista, Calif. native posted triple-doubles (kills-assists-digs) in both contests this weekend.
Brunsting averaged 3.11 kills, 5.89 assists and 3.67 digs per set for the week and also finished with a total of four service aces and four blocks. She tallied 16 kills, 33 assists and 17 digs in UCSD's five set win over the Seawolves on Friday and racked up 12 kills, 20 assists and 16 digs to help the Tritons down the Lumberjacks 3-1 on Saturday.
This mark Brunsting's third career player of the week award and second this season. She also won the weekly honor on September 6 after guiding UCSD to a 3-1 mark at the Phoenix Inn GNAC Conference Challenge in Oregon.
Brunsting and the rest of the Tritons return to the court this Friday when they host San Francisco State at RIMAC Arena. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.
Molten CCAA Women's Volleyball Player of the Week:
Aug. 30 - Sept. 5: (UC San Diego); Sept. 6-12: Roxanne Neely (Cal State East Bay); Sept. 13-19: Rheann Fall (Cal State Monterey Bay); Sept. 20-26: Lianne Vicchio (Cal State Stanislaus); Sept. 27 - Oct. 3: Jane Chafeh (Cal State San Bernardino); Oct. 4-10: Melanie Lashbrook (Cal State Monterey Bay); Oct. 11-17: (UC San Diego).