Recipients unveiled for Off the Block National Weekly Awards

Photo courtesy of Hawai’i 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: Andrew Rowan, UCLA
National Opposite of the Week: Dimitrios Mouchlias, Hawai’i
National Outside Attacker of the Week: Hilir Henno, UC Irvine
National Middle Attacker of the Week: Kellan Kennedy, King
National Libero of the Week: Victor Scherer, Central State

Andrew Rowan, UCLA
Rowan guided the offense to a season-best .551 attack percentage and added a match-high five blocks in a sweep against No. 2/2 Long Beach State on Thursday. The setter also led UCLA with two blocks and helped the team hit .276 in a four-game victory against Long Beach State on Friday.

Dimitrios Mouchlias, Hawai’i
Mouchlias finished with a match-high 17 kills on a .517 attack percentage and added four blocks as No. 1/1 Hawai’i swept No. 8/7 Stanford on Saturday to remain undefeated. The opposite also had both a team-high 12 kills on a .391 attack percentage and five blocks in the series opening win Friday.

Hilir Henno, UC Irvine
Henno had a combined 12 aces in a two-match series sweep against No. 6/6 Pepperdine, including a season-high eight aces in a four-game victory on Friday. The outside attacker also had 10 kills and a team-high seven digs to help complete the series sweep.

Kellan Kennedy, King
Kennedy had both a match-high 15 kills on a .619 attack percentage and seven blocks in a five-game victory against North Greenville on Wednesday. The middle attacker also had 14 kills and hit .435 as King defeated Erskine in five games on Saturday.

Victor Scherer, Central State
Scherer had a season-high 24 digs in a four-game loss to Thomas More on Tuesday. This was the first of four consecutive matches last week that Scherer had double-digit digs.