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Brad Lawson Named Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

February 2, 2009

Freshman Brad Lawson (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani School) of the No. 6 Stanford men's volleyball team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for January 26-February 1.

Lawson, a 6-foot-7 outside hitter, was the key to Stanford's dramatic 26-30, 24-30, 33-31, 31-29, 15-8 victory over Long Beach State on Friday at Maples Pavilion. Lawson had a team season-high and collegiate career-high 27 kills, hit .438 and had 11 digs as Stanford rallied from a two-set deficit and fought off three match points before rallying for the win.

With Stanford trailing in the third set, 30-29, Lawson kept the Cardinal alive with a kill, and broke the tie and won the set with two more. Including an 11-kill performance in a 30-25, 30-23, 28-30, 30-28 victory over UC San Diego on Saturday, Lawson totaled 38 kills, hit .386 and had 17 digs over the weekend.

This is Lawson's first Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor and the first for the men's volleyball team in the 2009 season. Lawson and the Cardinal are 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation heading into weekend matches at UCLA and UC Irvine.

Also nominated: Nick Amuchastegui (Wrestling), Hilary Barte (Women's Tennis), Lauren Centrowitz (Women's Track and Field), Alex Clayton (Women's Tennis), Chris Derrick (Men's Track and Field), Anthony Goods (Men's Basketball), Jillian Harmon (Women's Basketball), Carly Janiga (Women's Gymnastics), Carmen Stellar (Women's Diving).

Past Student-Athletes of the Week


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