Six players based on your votes have an opportunity to win a college men’s volleyball national award for their outstanding performances in February.
Concordia-Irvine’s Addison Enriques, BYU’s Gabi Garcia Fernandez and Wil Stanley, Penn State’s Cal Fisher, Grand Canyon’s Camden Gianni and Lindenwood’s Alex Pappas all advanced to the championship round of the Off the Block National Player of the Month.
The Off the Block National Player of the Month recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month. In addition, it gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player through online voting on the Off the Block website.
The National Player of the Month is a two-round event with the opening round consisting of finalists being placed into one of five ballots based on their position. The five winners on the position ballots advanced to the championship round, along with the runner-up who received the most votes.
Enriques, Fisher, Gianni, Pappas and Stanley all won their opening-round ballots to reach the finals, while Fernandez received the most votes among the runner-ups on all the ballots.
Online voting for the championship round is underway, and the polls will close at 10 p.m. (CST) Friday. The individual receiving the most votes will be the National Player of the Month for February.
While there are several weekly awards in college men’s volleyball, this is the only monthly national award presented in the sport.
Check out the finalists below for the National Player of the Month in January. Individuals can vote using at the poll below or by visiting offtheblockblog.com/playerofmonth.
Addison Enriques, Concordia-Irvine
Enriques had double-digit digs in three matches against nationally ranked teams during the month, including a season-high 20 digs against UC Irvine on Feb. 6. The libero also had 16 digs in an upset victory against UC Irvine last week.
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU
Fernandez finished with double-digit kills in five February matches. Among his top performances included 13 kills and three aces in a home victory against UCLA on Feb. 6. He also had at least three matches in four matches.
Cal Fisher, Penn State
Fisher had double-digit kills and at least a .400 attack percentage in three EIVA matches in February, including a season-high 23 kills in a road victory against Sacred Heart. Along with these matches, Fisher contributed 13 kills in a sweep against Princeton to help Penn State move into sole possession of first place in the conference.
Camden Gianni, Grand Canyon
Gianni had a season-high 19 kills in an upset victory against Pepperdine on Feb. 23 — one of four times this month that he had double-digit kills. He also had 17 kills along with a season-high four aces in a four-game upset against UCLA on Feb. 21. Gianni had multiple aces in five February matches.
Alex Pappas, Lindenwood
Pappas had at least five kills in seven matches during the month, including having a season-high eight blocks in a victory against Loyola. He also had seven blocks in back-to-back victories against Ball State and Ohio State last week.
Wil Stanley, BYU
Stanley guided the BYU offense to more than .300 attack percentage in six matches during the month. The setter also had at least five digs in four matches, including 11 digs in a five-game victory against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 1.