Shane Olson, Carthage College

3/14/2005

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Shane Olson, Carthage College
So., Outside Hitter, 6-3 (West Chicago, Ill. - West Chicago High School)


 


Photo courtesy of Carthage media relations office

Shane Olson, a 6-3 sophomore outside hitter for eighth-ranked Carthage College (11-6, MIVA provisional), has been selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week. Olson hit .466 for the week while averaging 5.61 points, 3.88 kills, 0.56 blocks, 0.78 digs and 1.44 aces per game in three matches last week. He totaled eight kills in a three-game loss on March 11 to NCAA Division I 10th-ranked Loyola-Chicago. Olson hit .714 with five kills on seven swings versus NCAA Division II Central State on March 12. He added 10 aces, five digs and a block assist in the two games against Central State. Olson finished the week with 22 kills on a .576 attack percentage in a four-game loss to NCAA Division II Findlay on March 13. He contributed three blocks and two aces against Findlay. Olson improved his season averages to 4.06 points, 3.15 kills and 0.54 aces per game. He hit .205 better than his season average in the three matches last week. The Redmen have secured the national honor twice in its first year of NCAA Division III varsity competition. The Carthage head coach is L.J. Marx.

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