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 Co-Setter of the Week: Donovan Constable, CSUN
National Co-Setter of the Week: Jakob Thelle, Hawai’i
National Opposite of the Week: Parker Van Buren, Loyola
National Co-Outside Attacker of the Week: Spyros Chakas, Hawai’i
National Co-Outside Attacker of the Week: Hilir Henno, UC Irvine
National Middle Attacker of the Week: Veit Bils, Charleston
National Libero of the Week: Cole Power, UC Irvine
Donovan Constable, CSUN
Constable had 36 assists and guided the offense to a .474 attack percentage as No. 14 CSUN swept No. 10/10 Stanford on Friday.
Jakob Thelle, Hawai’i
Thelle had a match-high four aces and guided the offense to a .405 attack percentage in a sweep against No. 7/7 Pepperdine on Friday. The setter also helped the Rainbow Warriors hit .420 in the series-opening victory against the Waves on Wednesday.
Parker Van Buren, Loyola
Van Buren finished with both a match-high 20 kills on a .409 attack percentage and nine digs in a five-game victory against Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.
Spyros Chakas, Hawai’i
Chakas led No. 1/1 Hawai’i with both 18 kills on a .516 attack percentage and 12 digs in a four-game victory against No. 7/7 Pepperdine on Wednesday. The outside attacker also had a match-high 15 kills on a .591 attack percentage as Hawai’i swept Pepperdiine on Friday to complete the two-match series sweep.
Hilir Henno, UC Irvine
Henno set a single-match school record with nine aces and had a season-high 20 kills in a five-game loss to No. 3/3 Penn State on Sunday. The outside attacker also had a match-high six aces and added 10 kills in a sweep against No. 10/10 Stanford on Saturday.
Veit Bils, Charleston
Bils had a match-high six blocks and contributed nine kills on a .538 attack percentage in a four-game road victory against No. 13 Ohio State
Cole Power, UC Irvine
Power led all players with a season-high 18 digs in a five-game loss to No. 3/3 Penn State on Sunday. The libero also contributed four digs in a sweep against No. 10/10 Stanford on Saturday.