Queens setter named Independent Teams Player of Week

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A setter is receiving a college men’s volleyball award after guiding Queens to a single-match program record.

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

Schinzing finished with 26 assists as Queens had a program record .368 attack percentage in a sweep against Alderson Broaddus on Friday. The senior defensively also contributed six digs and two blocks to help the Royals snap their five-match losing streak versus NCAA Division I-II opponents.

This is the second time in 2019 that a Royal has been named the Independent Teams Player of the Week. Middle attacker JP Payne also earned the accolade in February.

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.