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Jordan Shaw smashed a career-high 21 kills in the upset win over San Diego last Wednesday.
Jordan Shaw smashed a career-high 21 kills in the upset win over San Diego last Wednesday.
Jordan Shaw Named SMC Student-Athlete of the Week
Release: Saturday 10/31/2011 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. - Sophomore outside hitter Jordan Shaw's red-hot play continued for the Gaels last week.  The native of Woodside, Calif. blasted a career-high with 21 kills while picking up yet another double-double in the upset win over No. 17 San Diego on the road on a nationally televised game on ESPNU last Wednesday.  For her efforts, Shaw was named the Saint Mary's Student-Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week.

For the third match in a row, Shaw smashed a career-high in kills.  On Wednesday she connected for 21 kills on 43 attempts with eight errors for a .302 hitting percentage.  She also added 13 digs for her ninth double-double of the season.

The 21 kills was a match-high while the .302 hitting percentage led the Gaels.  In the first set, Shaw got off to a slow start recording four kills on eight attempts with three errors for a .125 hitting percentage, with zero digs.  After that she was a force, recording 17 kills on 35 swings with five errors for a .343 hitting percentage including all 13 digs.  In the second and third set alone, she tallied 10 kills on 19 swings with two errors for a .421 hitting percentage, in those two sets the Gaels took the advantage in the five set win over the Toreros.

For the year she has a career-high 219 kills, hitting a team-leading .259, averaging 3.42 kills per set.  She also averages 2.47 digs per set with 158 total digs.  The Gaels return to action on Thursday when they travel to Portland, Ore. to take on the Pilots.