Railsplitters middle named OTB/Frisco Mo Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial middle attacker Pedro Carvalho is earning a college men’s volleyball honor after having the best serving performance in almost a decade.

Off the Block announced Monday that Carvalho was selected as the Off the Block/Frisco Mo Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Carvalho finished with a career-high 11 aces as Lincoln Memorial defeated King in five games on Friday, including having five consecutive aces and six total aces in the decisive fifth game. This was the most aces in a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball match since 2012.

Along with his serving, the middle attacker had seven kills and zero errors on a .538 attack percentage against King. Carvalho also added four kills as Lincoln Memorial swept Lees-McRae on Saturday for its fifth win in its last six matches.


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 seven 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.

Frisco Mo is an online store committed to producing volleyball apparel and decor that is unique and emphasizes the fun of volleyball.