In a week with only seven sets played, Lewis’ Mitch Perinar took control to help guide his team to two victories and this week’s AVCA Division I-II Men’s Player of the Week.
This week, Perinar averaged 4.43 kills per set on a .431 hitting percentage for a total of 31 kills in seven sets. On the defensive side of things, Perinar averaged 1.14 digs and 1.71 blocks per set.
In the teams first match to #13 Ball State, Perinar turned up the heat crushing 16 kills with six digs and eight block assists. With his eight block assists, he now ranks second on the team in block assists in a match this season. The Flyers took on Fort Wayne next, with Perinar leading the team to a three set sweep with 15 more kills on an impressive .591 hitting percentage. His 15 kills is the most kill in a three set match for the Flyers this season.
With the two wins, the Flyers were able to clinch the second seed in the MIVA Tournament that will begin on April 15.
Also this week, Perinar earned the MIVA Men’s Player of the Week with his standout performance.
Perinar is the 15th player in Lewis history to earn the AVCA honor, with the last coming on February 24, 2015 when Bobby Walsh took home the honor.