Queens outside attacker named Independent Teams Player of Week

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An outside attacker who led Queens to two victories against ConfCarolinas teams is earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced Monday that Nic Cavallaro was selected as the 2019 season’s final Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Cavallaro finished with a match-high 24 kills on a .391 attack percentage along with a season-high 17 digs as Queens defeated Limestone in five games on Saturday. The sophomore also led all players with 13 kills while hitting .480 in a sweep against Lees-McRae on Tuesday.

This is the first time that Cavallaro has been named the Independent Teams Player of the Week. It also is the third consecutive week that a Royal has been selected for the award.

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.

The independent teams will compete in the IVA Tournament that will take place at Lincoln Memorial during the weekend. The IVA Tournament is an end of season event similar to a conference tournament for teams competing as independents.

Off the Block before the start of the IVA Tournament will present the All-Independent Team, the Independent Teams Freshman of the Year and the Independent Teams Player of the Year.

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.