YUMA, AZ – For the second time this season, middle blocker Maria del mar Guzman Franco of the Lady Matador Volleyball team has won the Division-One Player of the Week award.
“Maria was definitely the most efficient player in the league this week. Her skills and energy were huge keys to our victories this week,” said head coach Jason Smith.
Guzman Franco helped the Lady Mats to a 2-0 record last week while recording 22 kills, 1.5 blocks, 2 aces along with a 43% hitting percentage. This is the second time this season that she has been honored by the ACCAC, after winning player of the week back on September 9th.
“It’s always exciting for us and for our student athletes to be recognized in the conference and nationally,” said Arizona Western College Athletics Director Jerry Smith.
Last week, the Lady Matadors defeated South Mountain College at “The House” on Wednesday 3-0, before having their hands full with Yavapai College on Friday up in Prescott. Arizona Western College came away with a strong road victory, knocking off the Lady RoughRiders 3-2.
Guzman Franco and her teammates will have yet another busy week as they host a pair of games inside of “The House” on the campus of AWC. First up for the Lady Mats is a home match against the Mesa Lady Thunderbirds on Wednesday at 7pm. Following Wednesday’s match, the Lady Mats will then welcome their rivals Eastern Arizona to Yuma on Friday night with the match scheduled to begin at 7pm.