Neil Lukas, Juniata College

4/7/2003

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Neil Lukas, Juniata College
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-3 (East Windsor, N.J. - Fairport (N.Y.) High School)

 

Neil Lukas, a 6-3 senior outside hitter for top-ranked Juniata College (16-7, 7-7 EIVA Tait), has been chosen the AVCA/Sports Imports Division III Men's National Player of the Week for leading the Eagles to their first Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Tournament title since 1999. Lukas posted 14 kills in two four-game wins over fifth-ranked New York University in the semifinals and then second-ranked Springfield in the final. He hit .600, his second-best performance of the season, against NYU and added six digs, four blocks and three aces. Lukas completed the kill-dig double-double by collecting 10 digs in the Springfield victory. He is currently 13 digs away from moving into Juniata's career top-five list. On the week Lukas averaged 3.50 kills and 2.00 digs while hitting .426 over the course of eight games.

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