Recipients unveiled for Off the Block National Weekly Awards

Photo courtesy of BYU athletics

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,

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.

Off the Block is a national award winning website that launched in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage.

Off the Block Weekly National Award recipients

National Setter of the Week: David Flores, Ball State
National Opposite of the Week: David Ido, UCLA
National Outside Attacker of the Week: Isaiah Fedd, Fort Valley State
National Middle Attacker of the Week: Teon Taylor, BYU
National Libero of the Week: Kyle Standage, Merrimack

David Flores, Ball State
Flores had 34 assists and guided the offense to a .394 attack percentage in a sweep against Queens on Friday. The setter also helped the team hit .456 in a sweep against Sacred Heart on Saturday as No. 8/8 Ball State extended its winning streak to four matches.

David Ido, UCLA
Ido finished with a match-high 16 kills on a .636 attack percentage and added two aces as No. 2/2 UCLA swept CSUN on Friday.

Isaiah Fedd, Fort Valley State
Fedd set a single-match program record with 33 kills and hit .545 as Fort Valley State lost to King in five games on Friday. The outside attacker also had a match-high five aces and added 12 kills in a loss to Mount Olive on Saturday. Fedd capped off the weekend with a team-high 13 kills on a .381 attack percentage in a four-game victory against Campbellsville on Sunday.

Teon Taylor, BYU
Taylor led all players with a season-high 13 blocks and added six kills on a .455 attack percentage to help No. 12 BYU upset No. 6/5 UC Irvine on Friday. The middle attacker also had three blocks in a loss to UC Irvine on Wednesday to open the two-match non-conference series.

Kyle Standage, Merrimack
Standage led Merrimack and had a season-high 21 digs in a five-game victory against Central State on Sunday.