Maryville middle attacker named Independent Teams Player of the Week

Maryville University men’s volleyball first-ever home game on January 21, 2022.

A middle attacker who led Marvyille to four wins last week is now earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

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

The junior had 31 kills on a combined .433 attack percentage in five matches last week; Fischer was errorless in three of those matches. Defensively, he chipped in with 11 blocks and 12 digs. Fischer leads the Saints with 37 blocks and a .350 attack percentage. Maryville is now 7-7 in their first year, having won seven of the last eleven matches.


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,

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.