Ricky Ziegler, Juniata College

2/16/2004

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Ricky Ziegler, Juniata College
Jr., Setter, 6-5 (Manchester, Pa. - Northeastern H.S.)


 

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Ricky Ziegler, a 6-5 junior setter for second-ranked Juniata College (4-3, 2-2 EIVA Tait), has been selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week after leading the Eagles to victories over two Division I opponents. Ziegler just missed a triple-double with 51 assists, nine digs and nine blocks in a four-game win over St. Francis (Pa.). He added four kills with zero errors (.667) while directing the offense to a .341 hitting effort in that match. Ziegler then tallied 48 assists (16.0 per game), four digs, two kills, one ace and one block assist in a sweep of Princeton. The Eagles hit .371 as a team against the Tigers. For the week, Ziegler averaged 14.14 assists, 1.86 digs, 1.43 blocks and .86 kills per game, while hitting .333 - all above his current season averages. Juniata hit .355 as a team over the course of the two matches. The Juniata College head coach is Ken Shibuya.

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