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Cardinal Freshman Named MPSF Men's Volleyball Freshman Of The Year
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/28/2000

April 28, 2000

Stanford, Calif. - Freshman middle blocker Curt Toppel (Pacific Palisades, CA/Malibu HS) earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball Freshman of the Year and First Team All-MPSF honors for his accomplishments during the 2000 season.

In his rookie campaign, Toppel set a new American Volleyball Coaches Association record for kills in a game by leading the nation with an 8.65 kills per game average. The mark surpassed the Stanford single-season record of 7.52 set by David Goss in 1992.

Toppel posted 11 matches with 30 or more kills, including one of only two 50 kill performances in the nation this season. Toppel played in 20 matches and 72 games totaling 623 kills on 1,201 total attacks for a .352 hitting percentage.

Toppel twice earned MPSF Player of the Week honors, while the AVCA recognized him as National Player of the Week on April 4.

First Team All-MPSF

Curt ToppelFr.OppositeStanford
Donald SuxhoSr.Outside HitterUSC
Brook BillingsSo.OppositeUSC
Brandon TaliaferroSr.SetterUCLA
Reid PriddySr.Outside HitterLoyola Marymount
Matt ProsserJr.Middle BlockerLong Beach State
Matt DavisSr.LiberoUCLA



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