Coker opposite Santos named Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Coker athletics.

Opposite Joao Victor Santos is the recipient of a college men’s volleyball award after leading Coker to two road victories against independent teams.

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

Santos led all players with 19 kills, five aces and 10 digs in a five-game victory against Queens on Tuesday. The junior also had both a match-high 20 kills and four aces as Coker defeated Alderson Broaddus in four games on Saturday.

This was the second time this season that Santos earned the Independent Teams Player of the Week. Santos and Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory are the only players to be multi-time recipients of the award this season.

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,

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.