Lincoln Memorial opposite wins third Independent Teams Player of Week honor

Photo by Jay Sowers

Another week and another award added to the resume of Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory.

Off the Block announced Monday that Cory for the third time this season was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Cory had a combined 58 kills and eight aces in three matches last week, including having more than 20 kills in two of the matches.


The junior had both a season-high 26 kills and nine digs in a five-game loss to King on Tuesday and then had 21 kills in a four-game victory against Erskine on Saturday. In addition, Cory finished with 11 kills and zero attack errors while hitting .579 as Lincoln Memorial swept Coker on Friday.

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 five independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Coker, Daemen, Lincoln Memorial and Queens.

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 Monday 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.