A day after learning that the Washington State volleyball team will be competing in their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 announced that Sophomore Magda Jehlářová was named Pac-12 defensive player of the week. This is her second defensive player of the week award this season and her third award this year as she was also named offensive player of the week last month. It is her fifth weekly conference award of her career.
Last week, Washington State split the season series against Arizona as they finished their regular season at 11-4. The first match of the series came Thursday with a 3-1 victory as Jehlářová finished with five solo blocks and five assisted blocks, tying her career high of 10 total blocks. On Saturday, she added another three blocks in a 3-set loss to the Wildcats and on the offensive side of the ball hit .268 in the match.
Jehlářová finished her regular season with 17 solo blocks which landed her first in the conference, a hitting percentage of .415, also top in the conference, and with 71 total blocks, top 5 in the country.
The sophomore from the Czech Republic and the rest of the Washington State volleyball team earned themselves a bye in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and will play either Western Kentucky or Jackson State on April 15th. That match can be seen on ESPN 3 at 7:30 pm. A win will set them up in the sweet 16 with a matchup against #2 Kentucky, Illinois State, or UNLV.
Defensive Player of the Week: Magda Jehlarova, So., MB, WASHINGTON STATE (Prerov, Czech Republic)
Washington State Volleyball’s Magda Jehlářová was named as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of March 29-April 4 as announced by the Pac-12 Conference office Tuesday afternoon.
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