Off the Block announced on Monday the recipients of the National Position Player of the Week Awards and the National Freshman of the Week.
The National Position Player of the Week Awards recognize the libero, middle attacker, opposite, outside attacker and setter who had the best performances in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the week. In addition, the National Player of the Week is presented to the top freshman from the week in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.
The Off the Block staff determines each award recipient. The winners are announced every Monday during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.
While there are other weekly national awards in college men’s volleyball, these are the only position-based and freshman-based weekly awards.
Off the Block at the end of the season presents the Lloy Ball Award to the nation’s top setter, Bryan Ivie Award to the nation’s top opposite, the Karch Kiraly Award to the nation’s top outside attacker, the Ryan Millar Award to the nation’s top middle attacker and the Erik Shoji Award to the nation’s top libero. It also presents the Freshmen All-American Team at the end of the regular season.
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Off the Block Weekly National Award recipients
National Setter of the Week: Oscar Fiorentino, Barton
National Opposite of the Week: Evan Cory, Lincoln Memorial
National Outside Attacker of the Week: Ryan Coenen, Lewis
Co-National Middle Attacker of the Week: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Co-National Middle Attacker of the Week: Noah Lassandro, Concordia-Irvine
National Libero of the Week: Addison Enriques, Concordia-Irvine
National Freshman of the Week: Mason Briggs, Long Beach State
Mason Briggs, Long Beach State
Briggs finished with a match-high 15 digs as No. 4/4 Long Beach State defeated No. 12 UCLA in five games on Saturday.
Ryan Coenen, Lewis
Coenen finished with a match-high 19 kills and zero errors on a .704 attack percentage and added 10 digs as No. 5/5 Lewis swept its rival Loyola on Saturday to maintain its first-place lead in the MiVA. In addition, Coenen led all players with 10 kills and had three blocks in a sweep against No. 14 Purdue Fort Wayne on Thursday.
Evan Cory, Lincoln Memorial
Cory had both a match-high 17 kills on a .484 attack percentage and seven digs in a sweep against Queens on Friday. The opposite also led all players with 20 kills on a 410 attack percentage, four aces. and 13 digs as Lincoln Memorial defeated Limestone in four games.
Addison Enriques, Concordia-Irvine
Enriques led all players with 16 digs as Concordia-Irvine upset No. 7/9 UC Irvine in four games on Tuesday. The libero also had a match-high 11 digs in a four-game victory against No. 8/7 Grand Canyon on Thursday.
Oscar Fiorentino, Barton
Fiorentino had 42 assists and guided the offense to a .520 attack percentage as Barton swept King on Saturday to extend its winning streak to nine matches. The setter also had four aces and helped the team hit .438 in a sweep against Lees-McRae on Friday.
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Gyimah had 13 kills on a .571 attack percentage and added two blocks in a five-game loss to No. 4/4 Long Beach State on Saturday. The middle attacker also had both a team-high six blocks and 10 kills on a .474 attack percentage in a sweep against CSUN on Friday.
Noah Lassandro, Concordia-Irvine
Lassandro ended with a team-high seven blocks and had 10 kills while hitting .400 in a non-conference victory against No. 7/9 UC Irvine on Tuesday. He also led Concordia-Irvine with three blocks and contributed seven kills on a .500 attack percentage in a four-game win against No. 8/7 Grand Canyon on Thursday.