Cayla Fielder named National Player of the Week

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – A day after receiving the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Award, Arkansas State senior Cayla Fielder was named the National Player of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday. Fielder is the first Arkansas State volleyball player to be named to the Collegiate Volleyball Update weekly honor.

Fielder helped Arkansas State go 3-0 in conference play last week with wins over Arkansas-Little Rock, South Alabama and Troy. She set a new career-high with a .750 attacking percentage against Troy and added 18 kills in the match. Against South Alabama she had 22 kills and a 5.50 kills per set average, while adding 12 kills and a .647 attacking percentage against UALR.

For the week she had 52 kills, a .573 attacking percentage and a 4.73 kills per set average. She committed just five errors in 82 attempts and added seven digs and 11 blocks assists.

In five conference matches this season the Jonesboro, Ark., native has 81 kills and a .486 attacking percentage, both of which lead the Sun Belt. She also leads the conference with a .371 attacking percentage in all matches this season.  For her career Fielder has 1,238 kills and needs just 28 more to move into a tie for eighth place on the all-time ASU career kills list.

The ASU volleyball team will conclude its five-match home stand Oct. 7-8 with matches against Denver and North Texas. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and will be played at the HPESS Facility.