Irvine, Calif. -- UC Irvine outside hitter Kevin Tillie has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Molten Player of the Week after hitting .554 (41-5-65) to lead the Anteaters to a pair of road wins at then-No. 12 Pacific and then-No. 2 Stanford.
Tillie began the week with a match-best 19 kills and a career-high nine digs against Pacific, along with two aces. Against Stanford, the junior had a career and match-high 22 kills. He had nine kills in the first set, before a going 10-0-14 (.714) in the final two sets to secure the UCI victory over the Cardinal. For the week, Tillie averaged 5.12 kills, 1.88 digs and 5.69 points per set.
Tillie is averaging 3.72 kills, 4.21 points and 1.55 digs per set overall.
UC Irvine is currently ranked No. 2 nationally and will travel to No. 12 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday (Mar. 7) then battle No. 1 UCLA Saturday (Mar. 10) at the John Wooden Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.