Limestone libero named Independent Teams Player of Week

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A libero who had back-to-back matches with at least 20 digs is now earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced Monday that Limestone libero Michal Podgorzak was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Podgorzak finished with a match-high 20 digs as Limestone defeated Emmanuel in four games on Tuesday. He also led all players with a career-high 25 digs in a five-game loss to Queens on Thursday.


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.