Herrera Earns C-USA Offensive Athlete of the Week Honor
Oct. 21, 2013
El Paso, Texas – UTEP’s volleyball Xitlali Herrera earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
"Xitlali continues to play well for us," head coach Holly Watts said. "She gives us an option in any situation. We are happy to have her playing offense and defense at a high level. She is just an all around talented player who makes those around her better both on and off the court."
The middle blocker garnered the honor after leading the Miners attack against C-USA Preseason favorite Rice. The senior guided UTEP to a 3-0 victory on Sunday hammering a match-high 12 kills with only one error and .611 hitting percentage against the Owls. Herrera added fuel to the Miners’ defense with eight digs and two block assists,
This is her third C-USA Player of the Week award and Herrera’s second offensive honor in the Orange and Blue.
UTEP will face Grand Canyon on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (MT) at Memorial Gym.