For the month of December in the Italian Men’s Unipolsai League, Diatec Trentino’s Nicholas Hoag has been named the MVP of the month. The Canadian wins the award based off two big performances for the fourth-placed team in the league – Vibo Valentia and Gi Group Monza.
Nicholas #Hoag mvp del mese di #dicembre2018 di #SuperLega UnipolSai 2017/18 https://t.co/2O0op78CPx#TRENTINONELCUORE pic.twitter.com/dEzIu3qVn2
— trentino volley (@trentinovolley) January 5, 2018
Over the past month, Diatec Trentino has turned their overall play around in the Italian League, starting with a five-set upset win over Azimut Modena where Hoag put down a team-best 19 points in the win. The team continued this streak going into Vibo Valentia with Hoag once again leading the team with 16 points.
Hoag’s Point Totals for December
- vs Azimut Modena (W 3-2) – 19 points
- vs. Vibo Valentia (W 3-2) – 16 points
- vs. Biosi Indexa Sora (W 3-1) – 16 points
- vs. Gi Group Monza (W 3-1) – 17 points
- vs. Revivre Milano (W 3-2) – 6 points
Prior to the month of December, Diatec Trentino went 4-5 but have now been on an 8-0 run since last losing against Sir Safety Conad Perugia on November 12.
Hoag will be awarded on January 14 prior to the start of their match against Cucine Lube Civitanova.