Queens outside attacker named National Independent Teams Player of Week

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A senior is earning a college men’s volleyball honor after helping lead Queens to one of its biggest wins in program history

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

Cavallaro had a combined 29 kills on a .302 attack percentage in a two-match series split against Saint Francis, including a match-high 15 kills in a five-game victory on Friday. In addition, Cavallaro led all players with four aces and added eight digs in that season-opening win.


This was the second time the Royals in their four-year program history have defeated an EIVA 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, 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.