Press Release courtesy of the Big West Conference
Helping their clubs go 2-0 in conference play, Arvis Greene, Austin Wilmot and Simon Anderson mopped up the men’s volleyball weekly awards.
ARVIS GREENE, CSUN – PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • Opposite • Los Angeles, Calif. • University HS
➜ CSUN senior Arvis Greene earned his second straight Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week award – and his third this season – as he spearheaded a pair of upset wins over No. 3 Hawai‘i.
➜ The 6-foot-7 opposite hit .387 (32-8-62) in back-to-back 3-0 victories over the Rainbow Warriors. CSUN last swept consecutive matches over UH in the Matadome in 1991 and last claimed a season home series from the ‘Bows in 2012.
➜ Greene slammed a match-high tying 18 kills on .438 hitting in the opener. He added two digs and two total blocks.
➜ In the rematch, he knocked down 14 kills and hit .333 to go along with three digs and five total blocks (one solo).
➜ For the week, Greene averaged 5.33 kills, 0.83 digs and 1.17 blocks per set while also contributing 6.1 points per set.
Others nominated: Josh Tuaniga (Long Beach State); Karl Apfelbach (UC Irvine)
AUSTIN WILMOT, UC IRVINE – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman • Outside Hitter • Valley Village, Calif. • Crespi Carmelite HS
➜ UC Irvine freshman Austin Wilmot captures his first career Big West Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week award as he was a dominant force at the net in three wins.
➜ The 6-foot-9 outside hitter averaged 1.82 blocks over 11 sets as UCI swept George Mason and defeated UC San Diego twice. He also had 12 kills, an ace and a dig over the three contests.
➜ His impact was felt most at the net. He posted a career-high 13 total blocks in a five-set win over the Tritons. Three of those stuffs came in the fifth set, including a solo block to put UCI up 10-9.
➜ Wilmot added four blocks against George Mason and three more in the opening match with UC San Diego.
Others nominated: Sam Porter (CSUN); Jordan Molina (Long Beach State)
SIMON ANDERSON, LONG BEACH STATE – FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Middle Blocker • Middlefart, Denmark
➜ Long Beach State middle blocker Simon Anderson tallied his sixth Big West Men’s Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week honor as he helped keep the Beach undefeated at 19-0 with a pair of wins over No. 12 UC Santa Barbara.
➜ Anderson hit .625 on the week with 15 kills and no errors in 24 attempts.
➜ He hit .778 (7-0-9) in a four-set win at UCSB, adding three service aces. He had eight kills, two digs and four block assists when the two teams met first in Long Beach.
Others nominated: Joel Schneidmiller (UC Irvine)