BYU’s Brenden Sander dropped nearly 50 points on opponents through a strong hitting effort and tough serve last week en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Sander averaged 4.75 kills, 1.63 digs and 1.00 aces per set in four-set wins over UC San Diego and USC, garnering MPSF Offensive Player of the Week nods. The senior outside hitter notched a 15-kill, 11-dig double-double to go with a season-high four blocks, three aces and a .419 hitting effort against UCSD on Thursday. The Huntington Beach, California, native tallied a career-high 23 kills, a career-best five aces and two digs against USC on Saturday.
Arvis Greene, Cal State Northridge – Sr., Opp.
Averaged 4.57 kills, 1.43 digs, while hitting .270; tallied 16 kills, .275 (16-5-40), nine digs in four-set loss vs. UCLA: notched 16 kills, three blocks, 1 ace, 1 dig, while hitting .265 in sweep of Stanford (16-7-34); Big West Player of the Week
Liam Maxwell, Belmont Abbey – So., OH
Averaged 4.57 kills and 1.43 digs per set, while hitting .267; downed 23 kills to go with eight digs, four assists, two aces and a block in five set win vs. Limestone on Tuesday (23-15-61); tallied a match-high 26 kills, six digs, three blocks and an ace, while hitting .469 in a four-set win vs. Erskine on Friday (26-3-49); posted a match-high 15 kills, six digs and five blocks in a five-set loss to Emmanuel on Saturday (15-7-36); Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
Ryan Moss, USC – Jr., Opp.
Averaged 3.78 kills and 1.67 digs per set, while hitting .412; downed 18 kills and a career-high 10 digs to go with four blocks and two aces, while hitting .429 in a five-set win over Stanford; chipped in a team-high 16 kills, five digs and an ace while hitting .394 in a four-set loss to BYU
David Wieczorek, Pepperdine – RS Jr., OH
Averaged 3.56 kills, 1.56 digs and 0.89 blocks per set, while hitting .308 and making good on all but one of 53 serve reception opportunities; posted 11 kills, four digs, four blocks and three aces in a five-set loss to Grand Canyon; notched his third career double-double with a 21-kill, 10-dig effort, while hitting .333 and adding four stuffs in a four-set win over Concordia-Irvine
Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State – Jr., S
Averaged 10.67 assists and a team-best 2.17 digs per set, while guiding the 49ers to a .503 hitting percentage in road sweeps of Harvard and George Mason; dished out 22 assists and added seven digs, two kills and an ace, while setting the team to a .431 hitting effort vs. Harvard on Thursday; registered a season-high 42 assists, six digs and three kills as the team hit at a season-best .577 clip vs. 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