Erskine outside named National Freshman of Week

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An outside attacker who helped Erskine end its four-match losing streak is earning a national award for the first time in his college career.

Off the Block announced Monday that Erskine outside attacker Josh Arrowood was selected as the Off the Block National Freshman of the Week.

Arrowood finished with a match-high 14 kills on a .370 attack percentage in a four-game non-conference victory against Coker on Saturday. He also had 10 kills to go along with a season-high 13 digs as Erskine lost to Emmanuel in four games on Tuesday.

This is the first time since 2017 that an Erskine player has been named the National Freshman of the Week. In addition, Arrowood is the third member of the Flying Fleet to receive the honor since the award started in 2014.

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.