Chris Schmidt - New York University

3/13/2006

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March 13, 2006

Chris Schmidt - New York University
Sr., Middle Blocker, 6-3 (Newbury Park, Calif. - Newbury Park High School)


Photo courtesy of NYU sports information office

Chris Schmidt, a 6-3 senior middle blocker for third-ranked New York University (7-9, 0-8 EIVA Tait), has been selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the WeekSM. Schmidt paced the Violets to a four-game win over sixth-ranked Springfield on March 9 in NYU's only match of the week. He averaged 4.25 points, 3.50 kills, 1.25 blocks and 0.25 digs per game in the victory. Schmidt hit .416 in the match with 14 kills, two block solos, three block assists and a dig. He now has recorded double-digit kills in eight of 16 matches this season. Schmidt improved his season averages to 4.25 points, 2.8 kills, 1.12 blocks and 0.55 digs per game. He is hitting .398 for the season. Schmidt, who also claimed the national honor on Feb. 6, 2006, is the 13th Violet to earn the award. NYU hosts Penn State on March 18 and top-ranked Juniata on March 19. The NYU head coach is Jose Pina.

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