VolleyMob Player of the Week: Joe Worsley, Hawaii

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 17th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, News

This week’s VolleyMob Player of the Week was involved in one of the biggest wins of the week and helped his team go toe-to-toe with one the No. 1 team in the country on both Friday and Saturday.

Hawaii’s Joe Worsley averaged 10.50 assists and 2.00 digs per set, while setting the team to a .277 hitting effort in a split against No. 1 Long Beach State. The junior setter posted a 54-assist, 12 dig double-double and added four kills and two blocks as the team hit .237 in a five-set loss on Friday. The Moraga, California, native notched 51 assists, eight digs, four blocks and three kills as team hit .328 in a five-set win, handing LBSU its first loss of the season.

 

Ryan Coenen, Lewis – RS So., OH

Averaged 5.67 kills, 3.00 digs per set, while hitting .452 in Lewis’ 3-0 quarterfinal win over No. 15 Fort Wayne in the MIVA Tournament; downed 17 kills and added nine digs and a block, while hitting at a .452 clip in the victory

 

Gianluca Grasso, USC – Jr., OH

Averaged 4.75 kills and 1.75 digs per set, while hitting at a .607 clip in a four-set road win over No. 5 Pepperdine; notched 19 kills, seven digs, three blocks and two aces, while hitting .607 in the MPSF Quarterfinal match

 

TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State – Jr., OH

Averaged 4.70 kills, 2.30 digs and 0.90 blocks per set, while hitting .324; posted a 22-kill, 13 dig double-double, while adding four blocks and hitting .259 in Friday’s five-set win; tallied a 25-kill, 10 dig double-double, while adding five blocks and hitting .396 in Saturday’s loss.

 

Sam Greenslade, George Mason – So., OH
Averaged 4.20 kills and 1.20 digs per set, while hitting .475 in a pair of victories over Harvard; appeared in Friday’s match, but did not record a stat in his one set of play; downed 21 kills and added six digs and four aces, while hitting .475 in Saturday’s four-set win

 

Hunter Howell, Concordia-Irvine – Jr., MB

Averaged 2.6 kills and 2.33 blocks per set, while hitting .727 in a sweep of No. 14 Grand Canyon; posted eight kills in 11 errorless swings and added seven blocks, while hitting .727 in the Eagles’ MPSF Quarterfinal win

 

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

3/13 – Austin Matautia, Hawaii

3/20 – David Wieczorek, Pepperdine

3/27 – Ricky Gevis, Loyola

4/3 – Jaylen Jasper, Stanford

4/10 – Rado Parapunov, Hawaii

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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