Daemen outside named Independent Teams Player of Week

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An outside attacker who led Daemen offensively in three non-conference matches is earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced Monday that Zach Schneider was selected as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Schneider had combined a 49 kills on a .389 attack percentage in three matches last week, including a team-high 16 kills in a near road upset against Purdue Fort Wayne. The outside attacker also had a match-high 21 kills and hit .459 in a four-game victory against Mount Union on Friday.


This is the second time this season that Schneider has earned Independent Teams Player of the Week honors.

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, offtheblockblog.com.

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.