Wu named national Player of the Week

Yue Wu has earned NJCAA Division I Volleyball Player of the Week . (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Yue Wu has earned NJCAA Division I Volleyball Player of the Week . (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State's Yue Wu has been named the NJCAA's Division I Volleyball Player of the Week. 

Wu was named the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Player of the Week for the second straight week on Tuesday. 

A freshman from Shanghai, China, Wu averaged 5.7 kills, 4.1 digs, 0.5 assists, 0.3 service aces, 0.3 blocks and 6.1 points per set (15 total sets) while tallying a .314 hitting percentage during the voting period. 

"We are very proud of Yue and her accomplishments so far, not only on the court, but off the court," said Head Coach German Del Valle. 

"We have a good idea in terms of working with international players, but we were worried about bringing someone from China because this was something so new and different for us. Yue has met any challenge that has been presented to her culturally and on the court. 

"And we are so proud of the type of person she is. The girls love to be around her, she supports the team continually, and she's way more funny then we thought she would be. We look forward to seeing her grow and what her future holds for her." 

Wu appeared in four of the Eagles' five matches last week and led Polk State to a 3-1 record in those matches.  

She recorded double-doubles in all four matches in which she appeared, including 24 kills and 17 digs vs. then-FCSAA No. 3/NJCAA No. 18 Santa Fe College and 23 kills and 18 digs vs. then-No. 13 San Jacinto (Texas) College.  

Wu currently leads Region 8 in kills per set (4.3) and total kills (225).

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