Opposite Evan Cory is earning a national award after having double-digit kills and hitting more than .500 in a match against the top-ranked team in the nation.
Off the Block announced Monday that the Lincoln Memorial senior was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.
Cory finished with a match-high 16 kills on a .556 attack percentage in a three-game loss to No. 1/1 Hawai’i last week. He also had a season-high seven blocks and added 12 kills as Lincoln Memorial defeated Saint Francis in five games on Saturday for the program’s first all-time victory against NCAA Division I team.
This is the second time this season that Cory, the 2019 Independent Teams Player of the Year, has been named the Independent Teams Player of the Week.
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, Daemen, Lincoln Memorial, Queens, St. Francis-Brooklyn, Tusculum and Urbana.
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.