Princeton hauls in EIVA Player, Coach of the Year honors

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Jonathan Bates | Off the Block Associate Editor

Princeton opposite/middle attacker George Huhmann was named the 2019 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year. The three-time All-EIVA selection ranks in the top three in the EIVA with 3.37 kills per game, a .348 attack percentage, and 4.10 points per game.

Last year he was he was honored with AVCA All-American Honorable Mention honors, and continued that momentum with three of his eight career conference player of the week awards coming this year. Two of those conference player of the week honors came in the last two weeks of the regular season where Huhmann had a combined 67 kills on a .471 attack percentage. He also chipped in defensively with 17 total blocks and 13 digs in those four matches.

Princeton head coach Sam Shweisky was named Bob Sweeney EIVA, his second such honor (2010).

Princeton won the regular season (for the first time in school history) by a three-match margin, and will host the 2019 EIVA Tournament starting on Thursday. Their first round match-up is against No. 4 seed Saint Francis – the only team that defeated them in conference play.

Princeton ranks first in the conference with 1.59 aces per game and second with a .284 team attack percentage.

Princeton’s five selections to All-EIVA teams is a program best mark.

Warner-transfer Henrik Falck Lauten, an outside attacker from Penn State, was named 2019 Newcomer of the Year. Falck Lauten ranks in the top ten in the conference with 1.47 digs per game and 2.65 kills per game.

The awards were voted on by a committee of conference head coaches.

EIVA Awards

Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year: George Huhmann, Princeton
EIVA Newcomer of the Year: Henrik Falck Lauten, Penn State
Bob Sweeney EIVA Coach of the Year: Sam Shweisky, Princetom

2019 All-EIVA First Team

Middle Attacker: Luca Berger, NJIT
Libero: Will Calaman, George Mason
Setter: Matt Ctvrtlik, Harvard
Outside Attacker: Parker Dixon, Princeton
Middle Attacker: Jason Donorovich, Penn State
Outside Attacker: Michael Fisher, Saint Francis
Outside Attacker: Alvaro Gimeno, NJIT
Outside Attacker: Sam Greenslade, George Mason
Opposite: George Huhmann, Princeton
Opposite: Hayden Wagner, George Mason

2019 All-EIVA Second Team

Libero: Will Bantle, Penn State
Outside Attacker: Kyle Barnes, George Mason
Setter: BJ Blair, Saint Francis
Middle Attacker: Enrique de Diego Garcia, NJIT
Outside Attacker: Henrik Falck Lauten, Penn State
Setter: Joe Kelly, Princeton
Outside Attacker: Greg Luck, Princeton
Outside Attacker: Matthew McLaren, Penn State
Outside Attacker: Kendall Ratter, Princeton
Middle Attacker: Jack Reese, George Mason

2019 All-EIVA Honorable Mention

Middle Attacker: Trevor Dow, Harvard
Setter: Roque Nido, NJIT
Middle Attacker: Adriel Roberts, Charleston
Outside Attacker: Campbell Schoenfeld, Harvard
Setter: Luis Velez, George Mason
Opposite: Emerson Waumans, Sacred Heart
Opposite: Brett Wildman, Penn State