Stanford's Lichtman is named Pac-10 Player of the Week


The Stanford women's volleyball team not only will take some momentum into the NCAA tournament, but some honors as well as senior setter/hitter Cassidy Lichtman has been named the Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week.

The senior led the Cardinal to straight-set wins over No. 20 Arizona and Arizona State last week to capture a share of the Pac-10 Championship, the team's fifth-straight title.

Lichtman averaged 2.38 kills, 5.16 assists and 3.25 points while hitting .487 with no errors in the two matches. Against the Wildcats, Lichtman was one of five Stanford players to register seven or more kills. She added 19 assists, five digs, two blocks and one ace in the victory.

In the conference-title clinching match against the Sun Devils, Lichtman recorded her Pac-10-leading fourth triple-double of the season with 10 kills, 12 assists and 10 digs in three sets. Her .588 hitting percentage against ASU was also a season high.

It is Lichtman's second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and second of the season. It is the 74th weekly recognition for Stanford all-time and the fifth time this year.

The Cardinal earned the No. 3 overall seed in the 2010 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship and will host Albany in the first round on Friday in Maples Pavilion at 7 p.m.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford SID

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