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Twice Is Nice For Aladjova

Oct. 15, 2007

LAS VEGAS - UNLV senior outside hitter Maria Aladjova has earned Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the second time this season and third for her career.

Aladjova, from Sofia, Bulgaria, led the Rebels to a 2-0 record in league play with road wins at TCU and New Mexico, as UNLV took sole possession of second-place in the conference race. She collected back-to-back 20-kill matches for the second time this season and has a total of five matches with 20 or more kills in 2007. Against TCU, Aladjova tallied a season-best hitting percentage of .556 (20-0-36), while also notching seven digs and four assists in a 3-0 UNLV sweep. In Saturday's battle for second-place vs. New Mexico, she had 22 kills, while racking up six digs and three total blocks in the Rebels' four-game victory. Aladjova had a hitting efficiency of .327 vs. the Lobos, marking the seventh time she has hit above .300 this season.

For the week, Aladjova averaged 6.00 kills, 1.86 digs and 6.29 points per game, while hitting .418 in seven games played. She also had just four hitting errors in 91 total attempts.

On the year, UNLV has taken the honor on three occasions. Aladjova previously earned the award on Sept. 17, while Lauren Miramontes took it on Oct. 8.



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