VolleyMob Player of the Week: Brenden Sander, BYU

  0 Wendy Mayer | February 13th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, News

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.


Honorable Mention

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


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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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