Salvatore La Cavera III (Huntington Beach, Ca.), a junior outside hitter for UC Santa Cruz, has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) West Division Player of the Week. In the first ever Western Division Challenge Weekend, La Cavera had 47 kills in three matches. For the week, he averaged 4.7 kills per set; hit .409 had .95 blocks per set and averaged 5.35 points per set. In a 3-1 upset of number one ranked Carthage, La Cavera had 29 kills with six errors on 51 attempts for a .451 hitting percentage. He added one ace, four digs, and three block assists in the conference victory. This is La Cavera's first CVC Player of the Week award. UC Santa Cruz is coached by Todd Hollenbeck.