LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC San Diego's Sara McCutchan has been named the Molten/California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. The announcement was made Tuesday by the league.
A junior middle blocker, McCutchan turned in a record-breaking performance in a home sweep against conference opponent Humboldt State this past Friday night. She hit a perfect 1.000 with 11 kills and no errors in 11 attacks, breaking the CCAA and UCSD records and tying the NCAA Division II mark for the highest single match hitting percentage. McCutchan is just the seventh player in Division II history to hit 1.000 with at least 10 attempts. Her 11 kills, five blocks and 13.5 points against the Lumberjacks were all match-highs.
The next night at RIMAC Arena, McCutchan totaled 17 kills, five blocks (two solo) and 20.5 points while hitting .361 in a five-set victory over Cal Poly Pomona. The Irvine native's kill and point totals were personal season-highs.
On the weekend, McCutchan smashed 28 kills with just four errors in 47 attempts for a .511 hitting percentage. She also totaled 10 blocks and averaged 4.2 points per set.
McCutchan currently ranks second among all CCAA players and 15th in the nation with her .363 hitting percentage. She is sixth in the conference with 0.91 blocks per set.
The pair of wins gave UCSD, ranked 12th nationally, sole possession of second place in the CCAA.
It was the first CCAA Player of the Week award for the Tritons this season.
UC San Diego, 22-3 overall and 14-3 in the league, hits the road this week to play at Cal State Monterey Bay (16-9, 10-7) on Nov. 15 and at Cal State East Bay (11-14, 7-10) on Nov. 16.