Lincoln Memorial’s Cory named Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Jay Sowers

Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory for the second time this season has earned a college men’s volleyball award.

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

Cory finished with a team-high 15 kills on a .387 attack percentage and added two aces as Lincoln Memorial almost upset No. 6/6 Loyola before losing in five games on Saturday. He also contributed defensively with seven digs and four blocks in the near upset.

Along with his performance against Loyola, Cory had both a team-high eight kills and five digs in a three-game loss against No. 7/8 Lewis on Friday to begin the two-match Midwest road trip.

This is the third time this season a Lincoln Memorial player has been named the Independent Teams Player of the Week. Cory earned the award in February, while middle attacker Pedro Carvalho was selected for the honor last week.

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.