An all-around effort, including a stellar performance from the service line, separated Hawaii’s Austin Matautia from a very close pack of Week 9 stars for VolleyMob Player of the Week.
Matautia averaged 2.9 kills, 1.2 digs and 1.2 aces per set, while hitting .368 in a 2-1 showing at the Outrigger Invitational. The sophomore outside tallied 10 kills, four aces and three digs, while hitting .400 vs. No. 8 Lewis. He then recorded eight kills, four digs and three aces, while hitting .438 against Penn State. The Ewa Beach, Hawaii, native notched 11 kills, while hitting .286 and adding six digs, and a career-high five aces and three blocks in the tournament finale vs. No. 4 BYU.
Jaylen Jasper, Stanford – Fr., Opp.
Averaged 6.40 kills, while hitting .510; notched a career-high 27 kills and career-best four blocks, while hitting .535 in a four-set win over UCSD; notched five kills in the first set of a three-set loss to No. 3 UC Irvine, before leaving with injury.
Keenan Sanders, UCSB – So., MB
Averaged 4.5 kills and 2.5 digs per set, while hitting .352 in sweeps of Fort Wayne and No. 10 Ball State; notched 13 kills, seven digs and a block, while hitting .333 (13-3-30) vs. Fort Wayne; tallied 14 kills, eight digs and an ace, while hitting .375 (14-5-24) vs. Ball State
Arvis Greene, Cal State Northridge – Sr., Opp.
Averaged 4.33 kills, while hitting .449; Posted 14 kills and two digs, while hitting .500 (14-2-24) in a sweep of George Mason; tallied 12 kills, three digs, two blocks and an ace, while hitting .391 (12-3-23) in a 3-0 win over Harvard; Big West Player of the Week
Collin Mahan, Loyola – Jr., OH
Averaged 4.00 kills and 1.43 digs per set, while hitting .370 in a weekend split; notched 17 kills, three digs and a block, while hitting .419 in a four-set loss to No. 14 Concordia-Irvine; tacked on 11 kills and seven digs, while hitting .304 in a sweep of No. 7 Pepperdine.
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA – So., MB
Averaged 3.29 kills and 1.29 blocks, while hitting .769 in wins over No. 7 Pepperdine and George Mason; dropped a career-high 17 kills and added five blocks and an ace, while hitting at an eye-popping .889 clip (17-1-18) in a four-set win over Pepperdine; notched six kills, four blocks and an ace, while hitting .500 (6-2-8) against GMU
2018 VolleyMob Player of the Week Honorees
1/9 – Karl Apfelbach, UC Irvine
1/16 – Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State
1/23 – Tanner Syftestad, UC San Diego
1/30 – Jake Hanes, Ohio State
2/5 – Micah Ma’a, UCLA
2/13 – Brenden Sander, BYU
2/20 – Robert Poole, Mount Olive
2/27 – Stijn van Tilburg, Hawaii
3/6 – George Huhmann, Princeton