Miramontes Hits Her Way To Weekly Award|
Oct. 8, 2007
LAS VEGAS - UNLV senior middle blocker Lauren Miramontes has been named the Mountain West Conference's Volleyball Player of the Week for the second time in her career. The honor is the second for a Rebel during the season, as Maria Aladjova was recognized on Sept. 17.
Miramontes, an Upland, Calif., native, helped the Rebels back into a tie for second-place in the league standings with sweeps of Wyoming and Air Force last week. Against Wyoming, she tallied 11 kills in 19 attempts with only one error for a .526 hitting efficiency. Miramontes also had three digs and five total blocks. In the win over Air Force, she turned in a hitting percentage of .684 (13-0-19), which is her career-best in matches where she has 10 or more attempts, while collecting four total blocks and three digs.
For the week, Miramontes averaged 4.00 kills, 1.50 blocks, 1.00 digs and 4.92 points per game, while hitting .605 in six games played. She also had just one hitting error in 38 total attempts.
Miramontes' first MWC Player of the Week came on Oct. 23, 2005.
On the year, she leads the team in total blocks (62), solo blocks (17) and assisted blocks (45). She is second on the team in kills (231), kills-per-game (4.05) and hitting (.276).