Way to go Sam Holt: “Sam Holt Named MPSF Player of the Week” 

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - CSUN sophomore outside hitter Sam Holt was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week on Monday (Apr. 7) after leading the Matadors to upset wins over No. 9 UCLA and No. 5 UCSB last week.
Holt, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, had a monster match against the ninth-ranked Bruins on Apr. 3 as he pounded a career-high 37 kills while hitting .484 to pace CSUN to the five-set win. Holt’s kill total is the most by a conference player in four years and the most by a Matador hitter since Eric Vance had 40 in 2008. With 40.5 of CSUN’s 82.5 points in the match, Holt’s point total is also the most by a MPSF player since 2010.
He came back to put down a match-high 18 kills on 36 attacks (.333) in the Matadors’ four-set win over the fifth-ranked Gauchos which gave Holt an average of 6.11 kills per set on .429 hitting for the week.
“There are a lot of great players in this league and I’m honored to have been considered for this,” said Holt. “I’ve felt like these past few matches we’ve had nothing to lose and played up to our true potential. We’re young and very talented and I am excited for the future of this team.”
The honor was the first by a Matador player this season and the first since John Baker earned the award on Feb. 11, 2013. Cal State Northridge has now received the weekly honor 19 times over the last 11 seasons.
MATADORS NAMED MPSF PLAYER OF THE WEEK (2002-Present)
Apr. 7, 2014 - Sam Holt, So., OH
 Feb. 11, 2013 - John Baker, Sr., OPP
 Mar. 26, 2012 - Julius Hoefer, Fr., OPP
 Mar. 15, 2010 - Kevin McKniff, Sr., MB
 Mar. 8, 2010 - Jacek Ratajczak, Sr., MB
 Feb. 15, 2010 - Kevin McKniff, Sr., MB
 Apr. 6, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
 Mar. 2, 2009 - Jacek Ratajczak, Jr., MB
 Feb. 23, 2009 - Matt Stork, Fr., S
 Jan. 19, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
 Jan. 12, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
 Mar. 17, 2008 - Eric Vance, Jr., OH
 Mar. 3, 2008 - Cody Loe, Fr., MB
 Feb. 25, 2008 - Eric Vance, Jr., OH
 Mar. 20, 2006 - Brian Waite, Sr., MB
 Mar. 6, 2006 - Eric Vance, Fr., OH
 Feb. 16, 2004 - Dan Rhodes, Fr., OPP
 Mar. 24, 2003 - Joe Nargi, Sr., OPP
 Feb. 10, 2003 - Joe Nargi, Sr., OPP
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http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-volley/2013-14/releases/20140407ep9pva

Way to go Sam Holt: “Sam Holt Named MPSF Player of the Week”

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - CSUN sophomore outside hitter Sam Holt was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week on Monday (Apr. 7) after leading the Matadors to upset wins over No. 9 UCLA and No. 5 UCSB last week.

Holt, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, had a monster match against the ninth-ranked Bruins on Apr. 3 as he pounded a career-high 37 kills while hitting .484 to pace CSUN to the five-set win. Holt’s kill total is the most by a conference player in four years and the most by a Matador hitter since Eric Vance had 40 in 2008. With 40.5 of CSUN’s 82.5 points in the match, Holt’s point total is also the most by a MPSF player since 2010.

He came back to put down a match-high 18 kills on 36 attacks (.333) in the Matadors’ four-set win over the fifth-ranked Gauchos which gave Holt an average of 6.11 kills per set on .429 hitting for the week.

“There are a lot of great players in this league and I’m honored to have been considered for this,” said Holt. “I’ve felt like these past few matches we’ve had nothing to lose and played up to our true potential. We’re young and very talented and I am excited for the future of this team.”

The honor was the first by a Matador player this season and the first since John Baker earned the award on Feb. 11, 2013. Cal State Northridge has now received the weekly honor 19 times over the last 11 seasons.

MATADORS NAMED MPSF PLAYER OF THE WEEK (2002-Present)

Apr. 7, 2014 - Sam Holt, So., OH
Feb. 11, 2013 - John Baker, Sr., OPP
Mar. 26, 2012 - Julius Hoefer, Fr., OPP
Mar. 15, 2010 - Kevin McKniff, Sr., MB
Mar. 8, 2010 - Jacek Ratajczak, Sr., MB
Feb. 15, 2010 - Kevin McKniff, Sr., MB
Apr. 6, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
Mar. 2, 2009 - Jacek Ratajczak, Jr., MB
Feb. 23, 2009 - Matt Stork, Fr., S
Jan. 19, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
Jan. 12, 2009 - Eric Vance, Sr., OH
Mar. 17, 2008 - Eric Vance, Jr., OH
Mar. 3, 2008 - Cody Loe, Fr., MB
Feb. 25, 2008 - Eric Vance, Jr., OH
Mar. 20, 2006 - Brian Waite, Sr., MB
Mar. 6, 2006 - Eric Vance, Fr., OH
Feb. 16, 2004 - Dan Rhodes, Fr., OPP
Mar. 24, 2003 - Joe Nargi, Sr., OPP
Feb. 10, 2003 - Joe Nargi, Sr., OPP

- GOMATADORS.COM -
http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-volley/2013-14/releases/20140407ep9pva

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Doug9 and Rice Cakes: volleyball match tonight, 7 PM, UCSB Gauchos vs CSUN Matadors. The Matadors can extend their winning streak to two matches. Anything can happen. I think they’re confident to beat the Gauchos. They better be confident. After this match there are two more and that’s it for the season. Good luck Matadors!

Doug9 and Rice Cakes: volleyball match tonight, 7 PM, UCSB Gauchos vs CSUN Matadors. The Matadors can extend their winning streak to two matches. Anything can happen. I think they’re confident to beat the Gauchos. They better be confident. After this match there are two more and that’s it for the season. Good luck Matadors!

Doug9: what I expect to see tonight at CSUN when they beat UCSB in men’s volleyball. Meet up with me, bring your friends, buddies and be at the Matadome at 7 PM. Only $5 to get in. Go Matadors!!

Doug9: what I expect to see tonight at CSUN when they beat UCSB in men’s volleyball. Meet up with me, bring your friends, buddies and be at the Matadome at 7 PM. Only $5 to get in. Go Matadors!!

Northridge Matadors men’s volleyball team - beat UCSB Gauchos!! Go Matadors!!

Northridge Matadors men’s volleyball team - beat UCSB Gauchos!! Go Matadors!!

(Source: gomatadors.com)

MK: always cover your hitter and this volleyball match between UCLA at CSUN was about 2 1/2 hours long…almost as long if there was sideout scoring instead of rally scoring. Have a good Aloha First Friday/Red Wine/Whine Friday!

MK: always cover your hitter and this volleyball match between UCLA at CSUN was about 2 1/2 hours long…almost as long if there was sideout scoring instead of rally scoring. Have a good Aloha First Friday/Red Wine/Whine Friday!

Tom2: my blurry picture for tonight. CSUN didn’t disappoint me tonight. they played hard in each set and fought for every point against UCLA Bruins. What irritated me about CSUN tonight - they sidedout and would then serve the ball into the net. All that work for nothing.
Good going Matadors!

Tom2: my blurry picture for tonight. CSUN didn’t disappoint me tonight. they played hard in each set and fought for every point against UCLA Bruins. What irritated me about CSUN tonight - they sidedout and would then serve the ball into the net. All that work for nothing.

Good going Matadors!

Doug9 and MK: here’s a pretty good shot of UCLA spiking and the other five Bruins covering him in case CSUN had blocked the ball on to their side of the net. Are the Bruins in the right cover position?

Doug9 and MK: here’s a pretty good shot of UCLA spiking and the other five Bruins covering him in case CSUN had blocked the ball on to their side of the net. Are the Bruins in the right cover position?

Doug9 and LS: don’t you just love rally scoring in volleyball instead of sideout scoring? By the way CSUN didn’t close out the set and match when this picture was taken.

Doug9 and LS: don’t you just love rally scoring in volleyball instead of sideout scoring? By the way CSUN didn’t close out the set and match when this picture was taken.

Doug9 and LS: CSUN just couldn’t close it out. At one time we(they) had a five point lead against UCLA. 5 points!!! CSUN 10 and UCLA 5.

Doug9 and LS: CSUN just couldn’t close it out. At one time we(they) had a five point lead against UCLA. 5 points!!! CSUN 10 and UCLA 5.

Doug9 and LS: this was a looong drawn out 5th set between UCLA at CSUN. See next post for the final score.

Doug9 and LS: this was a looong drawn out 5th set between UCLA at CSUN. See next post for the final score.

Doug9 and LS-OutsideHitter: and here is the final score in the fifth set..it’s been a looong time since UCLA lost to CSUN at CSUN.

Doug9 and LS-OutsideHitter: and here is the final score in the fifth set..it’s been a looong time since UCLA lost to CSUN at CSUN.

And here it is…Northridge Matadors celebrating set and match point against UCLA Bruins in five loooong sets. Good job Matadors!!

And here it is…Northridge Matadors celebrating set and match point against UCLA Bruins in five loooong sets. Good job Matadors!!

RiceCakes, Doug9 and MatadorX: anything can happen…CSUN defeats UCLA in men’s volleyball. You know where I am so meet me at the Matadome. Wear red. Go Matadors!
-http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-volley/2013-14/releases/20140402nhr8k0

RiceCakes, Doug9 and MatadorX: anything can happen…CSUN defeats UCLA in men’s volleyball. You know where I am so meet me at the Matadome. Wear red. Go Matadors!

-http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-volley/2013-14/releases/20140402nhr8k0

(Source: gomatadors.com)

MatadorX; don’t go to @dailysundial to read about CSUN Matadors’ sports team…gotta go to Daily Bruin.

MatadorX; don’t go to @dailysundial to read about CSUN Matadors’ sports team…gotta go to Daily Bruin.

(Source: dailybruin.com)

MatadorX: good luck to our Matadors tonight who’ll be up against the Bruins in less than an hour. How sad that @dailysundial has not article on the Matadors men’s volleyball team. Check out their sports section. Go Matadors!
-After going 2-5 in the month of March, UCLA men’s volleyball hopes to turn its season around Thursday against Cal State Northridge. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

MatadorX: good luck to our Matadors tonight who’ll be up against the Bruins in less than an hour. How sad that @dailysundial has not article on the Matadors men’s volleyball team. Check out their sports section. Go Matadors!

-After going 2-5 in the month of March, UCLA men’s volleyball hopes to turn its season around Thursday against Cal State Northridge. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

(Source: dailybruin.com)