Alderson Broaddus middle named Independent Teams Player of Week

Photo courtesy of Alderson Broaddus athletics

A freshman who helped lead Alderson Broaddus to its first win of the season is now earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced Monday that middle attacker Jaelin Gray was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Gray finished with 12 kills on a match-best .611 attack percentage in a four-game victory against St. Andrews on Saturday. He also added four blocks in the win versus the NAIA team.


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 eight independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Daemen, D’Youville, Limestone, Lincoln Memorial, Queens, St. Francis Brooklyn and Tusculum.

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 week during the regular season on the Off the Block website,

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.