A middle attacker is earning the first award of his college career after leading his team in blocks in two matches last week.
Off the Block announced Monday that Queens middle attacker Aleksander Perisic was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.
Perisic finished with a match-high five blocks as the first-year program Queens lost to St. Francis in three games on Friday. The freshman also led all players with a season-high eight blocks and added seven kills while hitting .333 in a four-game loss to the Division III school Juniata on Saturday.
The Independent Teams Player of the Week recognizes the best player during the week from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams that are competing without a conference affiliation. The four independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Coker, Lincoln Memorial and Queens.
Off the Block determines the Independent Teams Player of the Week based on a variety of factors, including a player’s individual performance and how a player’s team fared during the week.
The winner of the Independent Teams Player of the Week is unveiled every Monday during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.
Off the Block is a national award winning website that started in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage.