Queens middle earns Independent Team Player of Week honors

Photo courtesy of The Queens University of Charlotte.

Middle attacker Aleksandar Perisic now has a college men’s volleyball award to go along with his career-high performance.

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

Perisic in his first significant playing time since the season-opener led all players with a career-best 10 blocks as Queens beat Alderson Broaddus in four games on Sunday. The middle attacker also contributed six kills to help the Royals end their five-match losing streak.

This is the second time in Perisic’s career that he was named the Independent Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore earned the award last season and ended the regular season being named to the Off the Block All-Independent Team.

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.