Photo: Pepperdine’s Jaylen Jasper (Courtesy: Pepperdine Athletics)
JAYLEN JASPER OF PEPPERDINE
MPSF/MOLTEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Pepperdine graduate opposite Jaylen Jasper (Annapolis, MD) hit .438 across 11 sets last week (62-16-105), averaging 5.64 kills per set, as the Waves defeated Princeton and No. 15 Lewis and fell to No. 4 Penn State. Jasper equaled the 2023 MPSF-high of 23 kills against Lewis. He leads the conference with 5.26 kills per set and 5.82 points per set, and hits a third-best .429 through the first three weeks of the year. This is the fifth career MPSF weekly award for Jasper.
Others Nominated: Uriel Batista (CUI); Trent Moser (BYU); Will Rottman (STAN); Merrick McHenry (UCLA) …
JUSTIN LUI OF STANFORD
MPSF/MOLTEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Stanford redshirt-senior libero Justin Lui (Pickering, Ontario, Canada) averaged 3.13 digs per set as the Cardinal split two matches with No. 4 Penn State and No. 15 Lewis in Austin, TX (Jan. 20-21). In addition to his 25 digs for the week, Lui was 41-for-44 passing, including a perfect 27-for-27 against Lewis. This is the fifth career MPSF weekly award for Lui, including three-straight to start the year.
Others Nominated: Trey Cole (PEP); JR Norris (UCLA)…