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Stanford athletes earn honors in lacrosse, men's volleyball

 

Stanford's Lucy Dikeou and Kelly Myers collected weekly honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for their performances in the Cardinal's 22-11 women's lacrosse victory at Vanderbilt on Sunday.

Dikeou was named MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and Myers was the Rookie of the Week. It was the first MPSF honor of the season for each, and marked the third consecutive week that Stanford had at least two honorees.


Dikeou scored a career-high six goals, and had four draw controls and two ground balls. The goal total was one away from the Stanford single-game record and places Dikeou in a tie for second on the school's all-time list for most goals in a game.

Myers, a freshman, set a single-game school record with 10 draw controls against a Vanderbilt team ranked fourth in the country in draw controls per game. It was also the second-most draws by an MPSF player this year. Myers also scored two goals, and had an assist and a ground ball.

Myers has started each game for Stanford (4-0) as a true freshman. She leads the team in draw controls (16), and is fourth on the team in goals (five) and points (eight).

Men's volleyball

Redshirt sophomore Gabriel Vega has been voted the MPSF/Molten Player of the Week after the Cardinal swept the season series against fourth-ranked BYU last week.

An electrical engineering major from Kailua, Hawai'i, Vega more than doubled his season averages leading the team with 4.62 kills, 2.25 digs and 4.94 points per set. He hit .375 in the two matches as Stanford captured its first wins over a ranked opponent this season.

It also marks the first time BYU has lost a match to an unranked opponent since 2011. The Cardinal moved back in to the top 15 of the AVCA Division I-II Coaches Poll this week.

Vega led all players with 16 kills on .312 hitting to go with eight digs on Friday. He followed up with a career high 21 kills (21-4-40) and hit .425 while racking up 10 digs for his first collegiate double-double. He also tallied four blocks, including one solo to seal the Cardinal's comeback in the third set.

It is the first career player of the week honor for Vega and the first for a Stanford player this season. The Cardinal closes out a seven-match homestand on Friday against UC San Diego in Maples Pavilion. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m. Admission is free.

— Stanford Athletics

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