Queens middle wins Independent Teams Player of the Week

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A sophomore who had one of the best single-match offensive performances for Queens this season is earning a college men’s volleyball award for the first time in his career.

Off the Block announced Monday that Queens middle attacker Cody Nix was selected as the Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Nix finished with 12 kills and zero errors on a match-best .923 attack percentage as Queens defeated Coker in four games on Tuesday. He also had a match-high six blocks in a three-game loss to Barton on Friday and a match-high three aces in a four-game loss to Mount Olive on Saturday.

Nix is the fourth Royal in 2019 to win the Independent Teams Player of the Week. This is the most award recipients for any independent team this season.

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.