Wilcox Earns Third Freshman Player of the Week Honor this Season

Ryan Wilcox (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Ryan Wilcox (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After leading No. 5 UC Santa Barbara to a 3-0 sweep over UC San Diego on Friday, Ryan Wilcox was named Big West Freshman Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday.

UCSB (14-3) has earned four of the nine Freshman Player of the Week awards this season, with Wilcox now a three-time recipient. Brandon Hicks (Feb. 11) was also recognized.

Wilcox, a Honolulu, Hawaii native, finished with a match-high 10 kills to go along with two service aces and a dig. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter hit .500 (10-2-16) for the match and reached double-digit kills for the sixth time this season.

The Gauchos look to extend its 11-match win streak when they take on Lindenwood this Friday, Mar. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Rob Gym.