Off the Block, Molten unveil National Position Player of Week Awards

Six college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.

UCLA’s Daenan Gyimah and Micah Ma’a, CSUN’s Arvis Greene, Princeton’s George Huhmann, Lees-McRae’s Michael Wahl and Ball State’s Mitch Weiler were selected for the Off the Block/Molten National Position Player of the Week Awards.

The National Position Player of the Week Awards recognize the libero, middle attacker, opposite, outside attacker and setter who had the best performances in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the week.

The Off the Block staff determines each award recipient. In addition, the winners are announced every Monday during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.

While there are other weekly national awards in college men’s volleyball, these are the only position-based weekly awards. Off the Block at the end of the season also presents the Lloy Ball Award to the nation’s top setter, Bryan Ivie Award to the nation’s top opposite, the Karch Kiraly Award to the nation’s top outside attacker, the Ryan Millar Award to the nation’s top middle attacker and the Erik Shoji Award to the nation’s top libero.

Molten is the official volleyball supplier of the NCAA and is the 2018 sponsor of the National Position Player of the Week Awards.

Off the Block is a national award winning website that launched in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage.

National Position Player of the Week Awards

Off the Block/Molten National Setter of the Week: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Co-Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Week: Arvis Greene, CSUN
Co-Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Week: George Huhmann, Princeton
Off the Block/Molten National Outside Attacker of the Week: Mitch Weiler, Ball State
Off the Block/Molten National Middle Attacker of the Week: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Off the Block/Molten National Libero of the Week: Michael Wahl, Lees-McRae

Off the Block/Molten National Setter of the Week: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Ma’a guided No. 5/4 UCLA to a .400 attack percentage along with having two aces and five digs in a sweep against No. 2/2 BYU on Saturday. He also led UCLA to hit .412 in a four-game victory against Stanford on Thursday, including the Bruins having a season-best .909 attack percentage in the fourth game.

Co-Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Week: Arvis Greene, CSUN
Greene set a single-match NCAA record this season with 40 kills on a .384 attack percentage in a five-game overtime loss against No. 3/3 UC Irvine. He also had eight kills in three-game loss as the Anteaters completed the two-match series sweep against the Matadors.

Co-Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Week: George Huhmann, Princeton
Huhmann led all players with both a career-high 26 kills on a .465 attack percentage and nine blocks in a four-game victory against Sacred Heart on Saturday. He also had 10 kills, 10 digs and six blocks as Princeton lost to its Ivy League school rival Harvard in five games on Friday.

Off the Block/Molten National Outside Attacker of the Week: Mitch Weiler, Ball State
Weiler finished with a season-high nine blocks while contributing nine digs and nine kills as No. 12 Ball State rallied from a two-game deficit to beat No. 7/6 Ohio State in five games on Saturday. He also had nine kills and zero attack errors on a .563 attack percentage to help Ball State sweep McKendree on Friday and clinch home court advantage for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals.

Off the Block/Molten National Middle Attacker of the Week: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Gyimah had both a match-high 15 kills on a .636 attack percentage and four blocks in a four-game victory against Stanford on Thursday. He also had 12 kills while hitting .625 and a team-high six blocks as UCLA swept No. 2/2 BYU on Saturday in its regular season finale.

Off the Block/Molten National Libero of the Week: Michael Wahl, Lees-McRae
Wahl had a season-high 14 digs as Lees-McRae upset North Greenville in four games on Wednesday. He also had a combined 15 digs in a conference losses to Mount Olive and Barton during the weekend.