Somerset's Megan Plourde named Mountain West Player of the WeekSomerset’s Megan Plourde continues to earn prestigious honors at Colorado State University.
Somerset’s Megan Plourde continues to earn prestigious honors at Colorado State University.
This week Plourde was named as the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for her efforts with the CSU women’s volleyball team.
Last Friday, Plourde led CSU to a comeback victory against the University of Nebraska, which came into the match ranked fifth in the nation in NCAA Division 1. Plourde carried CSU with nine kills and a .350 hitting percentage, also totaling a match-high eight blocks. CSU dropped the first two sets of the contest, but regrouped during the intermission to take the final three sets in the monumental win.
Plourde recorded six of her kills and all eight blocks in the final three sets, including a momentum-changing kill in the third set to make the score 6-2 and force a Nebraska timeout, and a block to close out the match’s final point. The victory came in front of 6,750 fans, a program and conference attendance record.
This is the second time Plourde has been named MWC Player of the Week. She also earned the award on Sept. 27, 2010.
In August, Plourde was named MW Preseason Player of the Year. In 2010, Plourde led the conference and ranked nationally with an average of 1.62 blocks per set. In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Plourde set a school record and MW season-high 19 blocks vs. Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 3).