A freshman who help Mount Olive win its first two conference matches of the season is earning the first national award of his college career.
Off the Block announced Monday that Mount Olive outside attacker Jarrod Ferguson was selected as the Off the Block National Freshman of the Week.
Ferguson had a match-high 10 kills while hitting .500 and added three aces in a sweep against Emmanuel on Saturday. He also contributed 14 digs along with seven kills on a .353 attack percentage as Mount Olive swept Erskine in its conference-opener on Friday.
This is the second time a Trojan has won the National Freshman of the Week since the award was introduced in 2014. Former libero Josh Donahue in 2014 was the only previous Mount Olive winner.
The National Freshman of the Week is presented each week during the regular season to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshman who had the most outstanding performance. The winner is selected by the Off the Block staff and is announced every Monday during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.
Along with the National Freshman of the Week, Off the Block will present the Freshmen All-American Team at the end of the regular season.
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.