Limestone outside named Independent Teams Player of Week

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A senior who had back-to-back matches with more than 20 kills is earning a college men’s volleyball award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Limestone outside attacker Geraldo Rivera was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Rivera led all players with a career-high 28 kills on a .558 attack percentage and had four aces as Limestone defeated Lees-McRae in four games on Tuesday. He also finished with a match-high 22 kills and added five digs in a five-game road loss to Lincoln Memorial 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 eight independent teams this season are Alderson Broaddus, Daemen, D’Youville, Limestone, Lincoln Memorial, Queens, St. Francis Brooklyn 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.