VolleyMob National Player Of The Week: Long Beach State’s Kyle Ensing

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 19th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, MPSF, News, Video

The second week of the 2017 men’s season has concluded, where outside hitter Kyle Ensing led #4 Long Beach State (5-1) to a pair of victories over Cal-Baptist and #5 Hawaii.

Ensing started the week against Cal-Baptist with eight kills, five digs and seven blocks – helping the Beach to a four set victory.

“Kyle just continues to get so good at the net as a blocker,” said Alan Knipe. “Whether we had him block on the left or the right, he got into a pretty good rhythm tonight.”

The Beach handed #5 Hawaii their first loss of the season on Wednesday night. Ensing recorded his first double-double of the season to Hawaii, with 24 kills on a .404 hitting percentage and 10 kills, also adding four blocks.

“Kyle was an enormous part of our success as the match went on,” said Knipe. “He was a handful from the front row and the back. He has the ability to paly like King Kong and he looked like it in the last three sets. I was impressed with his performance, but not surprised.”

Ensing is coming off a strong freshman campaign, where he put down 354 kills (3.08/set) and 229 digs (1.99/set). Also adding 23 aces and 79 blocks. He finished the season with five double-doubles and double-digit kills in 20 matches.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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