UCLA is 5-0 as the Bruins head to Nebraska for back-to-back matches against the Huskers on Friday and Saturday.
A big reason they’re ranked 11th in the nation is senior setter Sarah Sponcil, who transferred from Loyola Marymount. That in itself was a surprise, but perhaps not as big as the 5-foot-10 product of Phoenix setting for the first time in her college career.
And the former outside hitter is doing quite well. UCLA is hitting .275 as a team and Sponcil is averaging 11.78 assists, has 45 digs, and the has 16 blocks, one solo.
VolleyballMag.com co-publisher and editor Lee Feinswog visited with Sponcil earlier this week: