Spiegelberg Named Big 12 Player of the Week

DALLAS Kansas State setter Stacey Spiegelberg was named Big 12 Player of the Week, in an announcement by the conference on Monday afternoon. Spiegelberg guided the Wildcats to their first two-match win streak in Big 12 play this season with wins over Texas Tech and in-state rival Kansas to close out the season. She is the first K-State athlete to earn player of the week honors since Sept. 13, 2004.

 

For the week, Spiegelberg tallied 95 assists (13.57 apg), 18 digs (2.57 dpg), 10 kills (1.43 kpg), nine service aces (1.29 sapg) and seven blocks (1.00 bpg). Kansas State hit .309 for the week with 113 kills, registered 27 total team blocks and tallied 24 service aces.

 

In Wednesday’s 3-1 win in Lubbock, Spiegelberg dished out a match-high 58 assists, tallied 10 digs, recorded a match- and career-high five service aces, tallied five kills on a .556 hitting percentage with zero attack errors and added in four blocks. It was the 11th double-double of the season for the junior from Overland Park, Kan., and the 20th of her career.

 

During the match, she became just the third player in the 32-year history of Kansas State volleyball to record a quadruple-triple for a season, surpassing triple digits in assists, digs, blocks and kills.

 

In Saturday’s 3-0 win over Kansas in Ahearn Field House, Spiegelberg dished out 37 assists, registered eight digs, jumped into the attack herself with five kills on a .500 hitting percentage, dropped in four service aces and aided the defense with three blocks.

 

Spiegelberg is the fourth setter to earn the honor from the Big 12 this season, joining Michelle Moriarty of Texas (Aug. 28), Rachel Holloway of Nebraska (Oct. 16) and Ashley Nu’u of Colorado (Nov. 13).

 

The last Wildcat to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors was Angie Lastra. She was the first libero in Big 12 history to earn the conference’s weekly honor.