Paul Lotman - Long Beach State University

3/19/2007

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March 19, 2007

Paul Lotman - Long Beach State University
Junior, Outside Hitter, 6-7 (Lakewood, Calif. - Los Alamitos High School)

Photo courtesy of Long Beach State athletics.

Paul Lotman, a 6-7 outside hitter for then-No. 10 Long Beach State has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Lotman earns the honor for his strong play in the 49ers' two wins last week over nationally-ranked opponents at the Active Ankle/Long Beach Guesthouse Classic. In Long Beach's five-game win over then-No. 11 IPFW, Lotman had a match-high 27 kills in 48 attempts for a .438 hitting percentage, adding two aces, four digs and a career-high seven total blocks. He followed that up with his fourth double-double of the season - 21 kills and 11 digs, in the 49ers' five-game upset of then-No. 6 Penn State. He also chipped in two aces and seven total blocks in the victory. For the week, Lotman, who earned MVP honors in the tournament, averaged 4.8 kills per game, a .387 hitting percentage, 1.5 digs and 1.4 blocks per game in the 49ers' two matches. Lotman's honor marks the fourteenth time a Long Beach State player has earned the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The last 49er to earn the award was Norm Hutton on April 24, 2006. Long Beach is coached by Alan Knipe.

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