Engle tabbed CVU.com National Player of the Week
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas freshman outside hitter Ashley Engle has been named CVU.com National Player of the Week after averaging 6.71 points and 5.29 kills per game in the Horns' two Big 12 Conference victories last week. The Yorba Linda, Calif., native earns national accolades a week after being named conference player of the week (Nov. 6).
Engle led Texas to wins over Texas A&M and No. 25 Missouri last week, averaging a team-high 5.29 kills per game, hitting .395 for the week and recording 3.71 digs per game. She added 1.00 blocks, 0.86 aces and 0.71 assists per game.
Against Mizzou (Nov. 11), Engle exploded for 24 kills and 19 digs, hitting at a .447 clip in the four-game match. The freshman added four total blocks en route to registering 27 points in the win. Her 19 digs in the match equaled a career-high and were good for her 13th kill/dig double-double of the season.
Engle led the Longhorns from the start against the Tigers, recording six kills and five digs in game one, and six kills and zero attack errors in the second game. She continued in game three with four kills and five digs, before erupting for eight kills on 11 swings, zero attack errors (.727 hit.%) and five digs in the final stanza.
In Texas' 3-0 sweep of Texas A&M (Nov. 8), Engle hammered out 13 kills on .310 hitting, while tallying five service aces, three total blocks and seven digs in just three games.
For the week, Engle hit .395, connecting for 37 kills in seven games, while committing just seven errors. She added 26 digs, seven total blocks, six service aces and five assists to her weekly stat line.
Engle and the Horns return to action Wednesday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. First serve is set for 7 p.m.