Kari Stacy Earns Third Player of the Week Honor
UTEP volleyball’s Kari Stacy was named Conference USA Player of the Week, announced league officials on Monday. This is the third honor for the senior this season, the fourth for UTEP (Brooke Peugh).
Stacy recorded a team-high 17 kills and hit .316, as she helped lead UTEP past Tulane Wednesday, snapping a 15-match conference road losing streak that dated back to the 2003 season. The Arizona native had nine digs and two blocks against the Green Wave, while totaling a team-high 18 points for the Miners.
Her fury continued on Friday, as she posted 18 kills, while hitting a team-high .350, to help boost the Miners past Memphis. She served five aces with seven digs and one block solo. Against UAB, Stacy notched 23 kills and a team-high 19 digs for her ninth double-double performance of the season. Her 20-plus kill performance was her eighth such effort of the season.
For the weekend, the senior outside hitter pounded 58 kills and hit .264 while averaging 8.29 kills per game. She added five aces and one assist, while totaling 35 digs on the defensive end. She combined for 65.0 points for the Miners over the weekend, and helped UTEP to three-consecutive conference road wins, which has not been done since the 2000 season.
UTEP wraps up regular season play this weekend as it welcomes SMU and Tulsa on Friday and Sunday, respectively at Memorial Gym.