Lincoln Memorial middle named Independent Teams Player of Week

A double-digit block performance garnered a weekly award for Lincoln Memorial middle attacker Pedro Carvalho.

Carvalho was selected on Monday as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

The junior led all players with a season-high 10 blocks in a sweep against Queens on Saturday. Carvalho also added five kills while hitting .400 to help the Railsplitters, which are ranked No. 5 in the Division II National Coaches Poll, remain undefeated against Division II opponents this season.

This is the third consecutive week a Lincoln Memorial player has won the Independent Teams Player of the Week. Opposite Evan Cory opened the season winning the first two weekly honors.

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 five independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Coker, Daemen, 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.