Six players based on your votes have an opportunity to win a college men’s volleyball national award for their outstanding performances in January.
George Mason’s Bradley Creamer and Trevor Kennan, Grand Canyon’s Heath Hughes, Belmont Abbey’s Andrew Kohut, Queens’ JP Payne and Pepperdine’s Spencer Wickens all advanced to the championship round of the National Player of the Month.
The Off the Block/Frisco Mo National Player of the Month recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player.
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.
Online voting for the championship round is underway, and the polls will close at 10 p.m. (CST) Thursday. The individual receiving the most votes will be the National Player of the Month for January.
While there are several weekly awards in college men’s volleyball, this is the only monthly national award presented in the sport. It is also one of the two national awards determined solely by the fans.
Check out the finalists below and cast your vote for the National Player of the Month in January.
Bradley Creamer, George Mason — Ended the month with a .604 attack percentage and at least five blocks in three matches
Heath Hughes, Grand Canyon — Guided the offense to a .406 attack percentage and had a match-high 12 digs in a sweep against No. 12 Concordia-Irvine
Trevor Kennan, George Mason — Had a combined 29 digs in a two-match series against Ball State
Andrew Kohut, Belmont Abbey — Entered the weekend second in the nation with a 5.00 kills per game average
JP Payne, Queens — Ended the month with at least five blocks in four matches and a .366 attack percentage
Spencer Wickens, Pepperdine — Entered the weekend fifth in the nation with a 4.12 kills per game average