Off the Block announced on Monday the recipients of the National Position Player of the Week Awards.
The National Position Player of the Week Awards recognize the libero, middle attacker, opposite, outside attacker and setter who had the best performances in NCAA men’s volleyball during the week.
The Off the Block staff determines each award recipient. The winners are announced every week during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.
While there are other weekly national awards in college men’s volleyball, these are the only position-based weekly awards.
Off the Block at the end of the season presents the Lloy Ball Award to the nation’s top setter, Bryan Ivie Award to the nation’s top opposite, the Karch Kiraly Award to the nation’s top outside attacker, the Ryan Millar Award to the nation’s top middle attacker and the Erik Shoji Award to the nation’s top libero.
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Off the Block Weekly National Award recipients
National Setter of the Week: Diego Villafane, Charleston
National Co-Opposite of the Week: Jaylen Jasper, Pepperdine
National Co-Opposite of the Week: Kale Spencer, Long Island
National Outside Attacker of the Week: Alex Knight, UCLA
National Middle Attacker of the Week: Nicodemus Meyer, Loyola
National Libero of the Week: Kyle Standage, Merrimack
Diego Villafane, Charleston
Villafane guided the offense to not commit an attack error in the final two games and Charleston finished with a .545 attack percentage as it swept against Harvard on Saturday to remain undefeated. The setter also had a match-high seven digs and led the offense to hit .317 in the series opener sweep against Harvard on Friday.
Jaylen Jasper, Pepperdine
Jasper had a match-high 20 kills on a .783 attack percentage as No. 7/8 Pepperdine swept No. 9/9 Stanford on Friday. In addition, Jasper led all players with 27 kills on a .396 attack percentage and had a team-high seven digs in a five-game loss to Stanford on Saturday.
Kale Spencer, Long Island
Spencer had a match-high 17 kills and zero errors on a .680 attack percentage in a three-game victory against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday. The opposite also had a match-high nine blocks and added 11 digs and 16 kills as Long Island defeated Saint Francis in five games on Saturday.
Alex Knight, UCLA
Knight had 10 kills and zero errors on an .833 attack percentage in a sweep against No. 8/7 BYU on Friday. The outside attacker also had a match-high five blocks along with seven kills and zero errors on a .583 attack percentage to help the Bruins sweep Cougars on Saturday and complete the series sweep.
Nicodemus Meyer, Loyola
Meyer finished with seven kills and zero errors on a .700 attack percentage and added five blocks in a four-game victory against No. 11/10 Ball State on Thursday. The middle attacker also had a match-high five blocks and contributed seven kills and zero errors on a .636 attack percentage in a sweep against No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday.
Kyle Standage, Merrimack
Standage had a match-high 15 digs in a five-game victory against D’Youville on Saturday. The libero also led Merrimack with 11 digs in a five-game loss to Daemen on Friday.