Queens setter named Independent Teams Player of Week

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Setter Daniel Leitao following a career performance in Queens’ season opener is earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced Monday that Leitao was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Leitao finished with 11 kills on a match-best .625 attack percentage and had a team-high 15 digs in a five-game loss to Emmanuel on Thursday. The setter also had 24 assists to become the first player in Queens program history to have double-digit performances in three major statistical categories during a single match.


The 11 independent teams in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball this season are Alderson Broaddus, American International, Daemen, D’Youville, Fairleigh Dickinson Limestone, Lincoln Memorial, Long Island, Maryville Queens 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.