Lincoln Memorial oppo wins fifth Independent Teams Player of the Week award

Photo by Jay Sowers

Make it now back-to-back weeks and five times this season that Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory has earned a college men’s volleyball award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Cory was selected as the Independent Teams Player of the Week after leading the Railsplitters to two victories versus ConfCarolinas opponents.

Cory led all players with a season-high 26 kills on a .512 attack percentage while contributing three aces and five blocks in a five-game victory against Emmanuel on Wednesday. He also had a match-high 15 kills and added seven digs as Lincoln Memorial beat Lees-McRae in four games on Saturday for the Railsplitters’ sixth win against a ConfCarolinas team this season.

Along with his performances in these victories, Cory finished with 19 kills on a .325 attack percentage and had a season-high 16 digs in a four-game loss to Mount Olive on Friday.

Cory as a five-time winner has garnered the most Independent Teams Player of the Week awards this season — earning more than half of the 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.