Limestone setter named Independent Teams Player of Week

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A freshman who helped lead Limestone to two wins against ConfCarolinas teams is now earning a college men’s volleyball honor.

Setter Paul Stommel was selected on Monday as the Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Week.

Stommel had 57 assists and guided the offense to a .400 attack percentage against North Greenville on Friday, including a match-best .692 attack percentage in the decisive fifth-game win. The setter also had five aces against the first-place team in the ConfCarolinas.


Along with this performance, Stommel helped Limestone hit .329 in a sweep against Erskine on Tuesday.

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,

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.