Recipients unveiled for Off the Block National Weekly Awards

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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: Kohl Kutsch, Lincoln Memorial
National Opposite of the Week: Francesco Sani, UC Irvine
National Outside Attacker of the Week: Zach Schneider, Daemen
National Middle Attacker of the Week: Guy Genis, UCLA
National Libero of the Week: Trevor Treser, Mount Olive

Kohl Kutsch, Lincoln Memorial
Kutsch had 34 assists and guided the offense to a .591 attack percentage in a sweep against Fort Valley State on Saturday.

Francesco Sani, UC Irvine
Sani finished with both a match-high six aces and 21 kills on a .404 attack percentage and added 11 digs in a five-game victory against UC Santa Barbara on Thursday. The opposite also contributed 10 kills in a sweep against the Gauchos on Friday.

Zach Schneider, Daemen
Schneider led all players with a career-high 26 kills on a .488 attack percentage in a five-game upset victory against No. 12 CSUN. The outside attacker also had 17 kills and hit .394 in a three-game loss to Concordia on Wednesday.

Guy Genis, UCLA
Genis had a combined 16 blocks in a two-match series sweep against No. 10 Stanford during the weekend. The middle attacker in the two matches also finished with a combined nine kills and zero errors on a .600 attack percentage.

Trevor Treser, Mount Olive
Treser had a match-high 12 digs and did not commit a reception error in a four-game victory against Erskine on Friday. The libero also had 13 digs and zero reception errors in four-game victory against Emmanuel on Saturday.