Meredith Phillips, Freshman, Middle Blocker, 6-3, Houston, Texas | Memorial High School
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After leading the Cal Poly volleyball team with 12 kills Friday in the No. 12 Mustangs’ sweep over rival UC Santa Barbara, freshman middle blocker Meredith Phillips has been named this week’s Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
Phillips tied her career-high with the 12 kills against the Gauchos while hitting .750 and committing no errors on 16 attacks. She also added two block assists and raised her season hitting percentage to .290 in the 3-0 win.
She helped lead Cal Poly to its 16th straight victory and remain unbeaten in Big West Play. Overall, the Mustangs are 17-1 this season and a perfect 7-0 in conference play and are in first place, one match ahead of Hawai’i.
Phillips is third on the team in kills per set this season with a 1.82 average. That is the most a Mustang freshman has averaged since Adlee Van Winden averaged 3.91 in her rookie campaign in 2015.
After playing five of its first seven conference matches at home, Cal Poly will play six of its final nine on the road. That portion of the schedule begins this weekend as the Mustangs hit the road to take on CSUN on Friday at 7 p.m. That match will air on ESPN3. They will then face Long Beach State on Saturday at 7 p.m.