Nate Michael, University of La Verne

2/4/2002

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Nate Michael, University of La Verne
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-4 (Fresno, California - Buchanan High School)

Nate Michael, a 6-4 senior outside hitter for No. 1 University of La Verne (4-5), has been chosen the AVCA/Sports Imports Division III National Player of the Week after leading his team to a 2-1 record this past week. Michael contributed per game averages of 4.22 kills, 1.44 digs, 0.72 blocks, 0.22 aces and 1.00 assists in leading the Leopards. He produced 16 kills, five digs, two blocks and a .438 hitting percentage against Division I Princeton in La Verne's home opener on Jan. 28. Michael added 15 kills, a .609 hitting percentage and three blocks in an important 3-0 win against West Coast rival UC Santa Cruz. Michael recorded seven kills, eight assists and three blocks in a loss to UC Irvine, ranked eighth in the USA Today/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 Poll.

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