Queens outside Santoyo named Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Queens athletics

Outside attacker Tristan Santoyo following a career performance is earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

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

Santoyo led all players with 24 kills on a .413 attack percentage and added nine digs as Queens defeated Lees-McRae in four games on Friday. He also finished with a match-high 16 kills along with four blocks in a four-game victory against Belmont Abbey on Thursday.


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.