Jessica Rieble: National and Conference Player of the Week!
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Jessica Rieble from the University of California San Diego women's volleyball team has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Week as well as the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week.
Rieble had a monster week, leading UC San Diego to a pair of conference victories at home. The senior middle blocker posted team highs in kills (29), kills/set (4.1), hitting percentage (.591), blocks (9), blocks/set (1.3), points (34), and points/set (4.9).
Rieble established new career-highs with 19 kills and 23 points in a four set win against Stanislaus State. She hit .692, the best by any Triton this season, and added six blocks versus the Warriors.
The night prior, Rieble had 10 kills and three blocks with a .444 hitting percentage as UC San Diego swept Chico State.
Rieble entered the matches with a .406 hitting percentage, which ranked fifth nationally. Following the wins, she upped that number to .433, the third-best in the country.
Rieble is just the second Triton to ever earn the AVCA's weekly honor and the first since the program moved to NCAA Division II status in 2000. Christine Chi garnered the award in 1995 when UC San Diego was competing at the Division III level.
It is the second CCAA weekly award in Rieble's career as she also won it on Sept. 17 of this season.
UC San Diego (13-6, 7-4 CCAA) plays conference matches at Sonoma State and Humboldt State this week.
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