Stanford sophomore Jordan Ewert has been selected the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Molten Men's Volleyball Player of the Week, it was learned Monday.
Ewert helped lead Stanford to a pair of five-set comeback wins at home last week. The Cardinal upset No. 4 UCLA before knocking off No. 12 UC Santa Barbara to move to 8-4 overall and 5-2 in the MPSF. The outside hitter averaged 4.80 kills, 1.10 digs and 5.05 points per set while hitting .301 in the two matches.
Against UCLA, Ewert led all players with a then-career-high 22 kills on .439 hitting. He followed up with a 26-kill performance and was one dig shy of a double-double versus the Gauchos. Stanford fell behind 0-2 to UCSB after a heartbreaking 43-41 loss in the second set before rallying back to win in five.
It marks the first career MPSF weekly honor for Ewert, and the first for Stanford this season. The Cardinal, which moved up to No. 6 in this week's AVCA poll, travels to USC on Thursday and Cal Baptist on Saturday.
Stanford will host its annual Cardinal and White Spring Game on Saturday, April 15. The game will be played at Cagan Stadium.
Admission and parking are free, and the game will also be televised on Pac-12 Networks. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and there will be a free autograph session with the team following the game.
Stanford begins its 2017 spring practices on Monday, Feb. 27. The Cardinal will hold open practices on Saturdays -- March 4, March 11 and April 8.
Last season, Stanford extended a school-record with its eighth straight bowl appearance, the longest streak in the Pac-12.
The Cardinal capped its sixth 10-win season in the last seven years with a 25-23 win over North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. It marked the fourth bowl victory for head coach David Shaw, the most in program history.