Lincoln Memorial opposite Cory named Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Jay Sowers

Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory is being recognized with a college men’s volleyball award after having two of his top performances this season.

Off the Block announced Monday that Cory was selected for the Off the Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Cory led Lincoln Memorial with 15 kills on a .520 attack percentage and added a season-high eight blocks in a four-game victory against Coker on Friday. The sophomore opposite also had both a match-high 12 kills and three aces as Lincoln Memorial swept Emmanuel on Wednesday to end a three-match losing streak.

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.