Jan. 12, 2010
Senior Kevin McKniff added to his early season award haul as the Santa Barbara Invitational MVP was named the season's first MPSF Co-Player of the Week for the 2010 season.
McKniff averaged 3.75 kills per game while hitting an astounding .606. He had 45 kills and just two hitting errors in 71 swings while also adding four aces and 13 total blocks. The senior had 16 kills while hitting .652 in the season-opening win over No. 14 UCSB, then had 14 kills (.636), four aces and five blocks in the second round win over Cal Baptist. McKniff capped the tournament with 15 kills, hitting .538 to go with five digs and three blocks in the title match win over BYU. McKniff was named Santa Barbara Invitational MVP for his efforts.
The Player of the Week award is the first for McKniff in his Matador career and the sixth for Northridge since the beginning of the 2009 season. Eric Vance earned the award three times last season (Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Apr. 6) while Matt Stork (Feb. 23) and Jacek Ratajczak (Mar. 2) also earned MPSF honors.
The Matadors open MPSF play Wednesday, Jan. 13 against No. 11 UC San Diego.
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