A strong effort as his team’s court director planted UCLA’s Micah Ma’a firmly as our VolleyMob Player of the Week. The junior setter averaged 12.1 assists and 1.3 digs per set, while guiding his team to a .441 hitting percentage in wins over Princeton (3-0) and UC Irvine (3-1). The Kaneohe, Hawai’i native dished out 29 assists and served up a season-high six aces to go with two kills and two aces as the team hit .414 in a sweep of Princeton. He then notched a season-high 56 assists, seven digs, three kills and two blocks as the team hit at a season-best .455 clip in a four-setter against UC Irvine.
Ryan Coenen, Lewis – RS So., OH
Averaged 6.67 kills, 2.00 digs, 1.00 blocks and 1.00 aces per set against USC; notched a season-high 20 kills, while hitting at a .621 clip (20-2-29) and adding six digs, three blocks and three aces in the sweep; MIVA Offensive Player of the Week
TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State – Jr., OH
Averaged 4.00 kills, 4.00 digs, 1.66 assists and 1.33 aces per set against Concordia; notched 10th double-double of the season with 12 kills and a season-high 12 digs in a sweep of Concordia, while hitting .500 (12-2-20) and serving up a season-best four aces; dished out five assists and made good on all nine serve reception chances; Big West Defensive Player of the Week
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU – Fr, Opp.
Averaged 5.00 kills and 2.16 digs per set, while hitting .415 in a split with UC Santa Barbara; notched 12 kills, five digs, two blocks, two aces, while hitting .292 vs. UCSB on Friday; added 18 kills and eight digs while hitting .517 on Saturday
Kevin Gear, Penn State – RS Sr., MB
Averaged 1.89 kills and 1.11 blocks per set in wins over Ball State and Fort Wayne; notched five kills and six blocks, while hitting .444 vs. BSU; tacked on 12 kills, four blocks and three digs, while hitting .500 (12-2-20) vs. Fort Wayne; EIVA Defensive Player of the Week
Jake Hanes, Ohio State – RS Fr., Opp.
Averaged 4.33 kills and 1.00 digs, while hitting .358 in wins over Charleston and George Mason; tallied 12 kills, four digs and two aces, while hitting .241 vs. Charleston; accounted for 14 kills, team-high five blocks, three aces, two digs, while hitting .458 (14-3-24) vs. George Mason
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